Henry’s Lake State Park, Idaho

After another basement flooding debacle thwarted out plans for a weekend getaway to Coeur d’Alene, we found ourselves traveling a shorter distance to Henry’s Lake State Park over the holiday weekend. We took a short flat walk along the slough but it was exposed and hot and the air was smokey and we ended up … Continue reading Henry’s Lake State Park, Idaho

Ranch Loop Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

This feature photo of a pair of Trumpeter swan was taken by my husband. They were the highlight of our trip to Harriman State Park. A spur-of-the-moment, Sabbath excursion (last weekend) to get some forest bathing in God’s great outdoors took us to Harriman State Park. Our second hike was the mostly flat, 1.5 mile … Continue reading Ranch Loop Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

John Muir Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks” - John Muir A spur-of-the-moment, Sabbath excursion to get some forest bathing in God’s great outdoors took us to Harriman State Park. Our first hike was the mostly flat, 1-mile John Muir Trail, which is a loop that starts near the visitor center. … Continue reading John Muir Trail – Harriman State Park, Idaho

Camp MiVoden – Family Camp

We were excited to have the opportunity to attend family camp at MiVoden on beautiful Hayden Lake. Family camp is like a sleep away summer camp but for the whole family instead of just for kiddos. We jam packed our week with many of the fun activities offered at the camp. There were lots of … Continue reading Camp MiVoden – Family Camp

Selling at a Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Against my husband’s better judgement, and at the very last minute, I decided to sign up for a table at a nearby “Annual Homeschool Curriculum Sale”. The table was $20 to reserve with the promise of a full refund just for showing up at the scheduled day and time. The kiddos were ecstatic, because they’re … Continue reading Selling at a Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Hyacinth in the Snow

Hyacinth in the Rain

National Child Abuse Prevention Month – Wordless Wednesday

Camas National Wildlife Refuge – Hamer, Idaho

This wildlife refuge was a bit disappointing as the “wetland” was completely bone dry. It just wasn’t very pretty or well maintained in appearance. We saw red-winged blackbirds, peregrine falcon, a pair of sandhill crane, 2 pairs of Canada geese, magpies, and a pair of pronghorn. All in all it was not a wasted trip, … Continue reading Camas National Wildlife Refuge – Hamer, Idaho

North Menan Butte Trail – Menan, Idaho

The snow is finally melting. It has been a long, cold, bleak winter. I have had a difficult month. We must get out-of-doors. Time for an adventure. good fences make good neighbors juniper a rocky assent chain assist + last remains of winter snow summit craggy rocks Does anyone know what this purple plant is? … Continue reading North Menan Butte Trail – Menan, Idaho