Yellowstone National Park Hiking

July 23-27, 2016 – We’re fortunate to live a day’s drive from Yellowstone National Park.  We decided to take advantage of this fact, booked a room at the (new) Canyon lodging, and headed out.  Our preference is to try to find more out of the way hikes, or at the very least start hikes early enough…

Bruneau Sand Dunes

October 31, 2015 – Bruneau Dunes State Park is about 1.5 hours south of Boise, past Mountain Home.  There are some fantastic Mexican restaurants in town, including Los Pinos.  We tried the breakfast burrito, chile rellenos, and the sopas – the sopas and the green chile salsa were the clear favorites, though everything was very good….

Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

October 31, 2015 – The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is about an hour south of Boise.  There’s a beautiful canyon there, and according to signs there should be nesting raptors at some times of the year.  We didn’t see a lot of hiking opportunities when we were there, but would definitely…

Driving to (the very northern part of) Montana

September 3, 2011 – After a great night’s sleep and a good breakfast it’s time to hit the road.  We definitely recommend that Hampton Inn if you’re staying near the Salt Lake City (SLC) airport.  The scenery is changing as we head away from SLC, which happens to be under a smog warning even though…

Visiting Boise, Idaho

July 15, 2011 – We had a great long weekend visiting some friends in Idaho!  Since were were flying we were able to take some unique views from the plane, including seeing the Tetons stretching off into the distance. When we got to the Boise airport we were given the choice of rental cars.  We…

Girls Weekend

Good friends, food, wine, movies, memories. And crazy good (and hot) pictures coming. Soon. Update: Here are the pictures.