Last year we had one of the worst fire seasons in the Inland Northwest. Idaho was on fire. Canada was on fire. Montana was on fire. The season was paralleling the summer of 1910. Not that I was around then, but the fire season was so notorious that it went … Continue reading
Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows of our fondness for national parks. But we are not always fond of their pet rules. So we more often opt for state parks as their pet rules are a little more lenient. Which brings us to Heyburn State Park in Idaho. Hayburn … Continue reading
When I lost my job last year my travels were slightly hindered. I still ventured out, but locally. By the end of September, I became gainfully employed again and decided to celebrate this occasion by taking one last mad dash trip before returning to adult responsibilities.
My home state Idaho is known for many things. We grow potatoes. Our college football team plays on blue Smurf Turf. Our state’s gem is the Star Garnet, found only in two places in the world, in Idaho and Africa. We are home to the desert but also stellar mountain … Continue reading
Sometimes I can be a jerk.
If your mission for the day is to take a drive with stellar lake views then the Lake Coeur D’ Alene Scenic Byway is your task for the day.
If you decide to hike Blossom Lake Trail don’t forget to let your parole officer know that you are leaving the state of Idaho.
It was early in the summer season and the dogs and I decided to venture out on a hike that I had always wanted to do, but never got around to. Mostly because it was in my own backyard. And when you’re a traveler, you tend to travel away from … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the closing of two of my local breweries and the importance of drinking local as well as trying our best to give our money to small breweries and businesses as opposed to the big beer conglomerates like Bud, Coors, and Miller. In the spirit of … Continue reading
Last year I lost a dear beer friend of mine. The Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA from Firestone Walker. Firestone discontinued the beer last fall and I went into full-on prepper mode hoarding any bottles of Wookey Jack that I could find. I collected a small stash that kept me … Continue reading