Travel theme: Stillness

Whenever we travel beside a stream, stillness is usually not attainable.  The flow of the water, duck paddling along, or the rustle of trees nearby keep life moving. But on this day in 2013, we stopped along the Lewis and Clark Trail, Highway 12, for a brief moment . . . just to take in […]

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Discovering Boise: Old Idaho Penitentiary

It was almost closing time at the Old Idaho Penitentiary when I arrived in Boise after working in Idaho City, but this landmark I’d seen from the Idaho Botanical Gardens next door was on my list of must-see destinations.  One of four Territorial Prisons open in the U. S. today and designated a National Historic […]

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Discovering Boise: The Art of Ward Hooper Gallery

Pushing back from the table at Goldy’s in Boise, Idaho, where we devoured a bountiful breakfast on our snowy day off  wasn’t easy.  After all, the coffee was warm, and the server kept pouring!  (Read more about Goldy’s here.) But the urge to explore downtown Boise kicked in, and we found ourselves on Idaho Street […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Only a month ago, we had a couple of days in Boise, Idaho, with no plans.  So we decided to head up to McCall to see the resort we’d heard so much about.  On the morning of our departure, however, Mother Nature showered Boise with snow, and there were times when we questioned the sanity […]

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The Palouse: Amber Waves of Grain

Although I’ve traveled to many states and most recently worked in the state of Idaho, I was unfamiliar with an agricultural area known as The Palouse.  But when a colleague told me of a route that would take me through this scenic area, I jumped at the chance to see on the ground what I […]

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