McCall, Idaho and Payette Lake

After reminiscing in New Meadows, Idaho after the high school reunion, I was curious about the rest of the area, and wondered how things had changed in the nearby town of McCall. While the population of New Meadows is just over 500 people, the population of McCall is 3,650, which makes it gigantic compared to […]

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MVHS All-Class Reunion was finally held at a time when I was free to go, and I visited my hometown for the first time in a very long time.

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North Idaho panorama

Despite their infrequency, the trips Tara and I always enjoy are the periodic visits to see my stepfather Jim at his remarkable mountaintop cabin. Tara has known that mountain all their life, and confessed to spiritually “needing” to be there sometimes, to go for a walk alone, and to reconnect to childhood and peace and the […]

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Last Trip to the Snake

For awhile it seemed like paradise, this 5 acre plot of land on the banks of the Snake River, just southwest of Boise, Idaho. And when my Pa was younger, the upkeep was somewhat invigorating. But health problems mounted, and the work was never done. Morally defeating was the fact that tasks completed had to […]

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Idaho family

Tara and I managed to squish in a quick trip to Boise and still be home for Christmas. We had remarkably good December weather and driving through the passes between Pendleton and Baker City was safe and quick. First stop was my brother and sister-in law’s house. My two nephews are at an age where a visitor […]

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