After more than a month in Boise, we are heading out tomorrow, getting back on the road. We are glad that we were able to come back and help with our grandson and especially glad to report that he is doing very well. So, the road beckons.
We have enjoyed doing some of our traditional Boise summer activities like attending the Western Idaho Fair and Idaho Shakespeare Festival with John and Deb. We’ve been out for many lunches and dinners with friends. Randy’s gone golfing and we’ve enjoyed being back at our home church.
We stuck around long enough to attend the Boise State Broncos’ football home opener, another flashback from our former life. Walking around the campground on game day we met some Washington State Cougar Fans who brought their own cougar!
Although the game ended up closer than it felt like it should have been, the Broncos did win!
We also did something totally new in Boise! We attended the Boise Balloon Festival for the first time in its 25 year run. I’m not sure why we never got there before but when cousins Marilyn and Lynn came through Boise, it seemed the thing to do!
We really enjoyed the Night Glow event – 25 balloons lighting up at one time! Credit to Lynn for the cool video!
We also managed to purchase a new theater love-seat at a Boise area furniture store. We had been looking on and off for many months and finally found one that fit into our limited space and checked off all of our combined boxes. Unfortunately, we forgot to have a box marked “comfortable.” We are getting used to it so hopefully we’ll grow to love it.
So where are we headed tomorrow? We’ll overnight near Arco, Idaho and then head north into Montana, perhaps going as far as Glacier National Park – depending on the weather. We also intend to visit Cody Wyoming, Spearfish South Dakota and a variety of places in between. It will be our first unscripted/unreserved trip. We’ll see how “winging it” goes.
We do know that we will meet up with the Boise State Broncos, and friends Kent and Pam, in Laramie for another football game at the end of October.
I find “winging it” hard to do. I like to have a plan!
Have yall made plans for the winter yet? We’ll be at Goose Island State Park Nov. – Dec. If you’re in the area come by and see us!
My level of “winging it” is still kind of planned… We have a general route and I have researched some places to stay but we only have reservations for tomorrow night and then the next two nights at Bannack State Park in Montana. They only had one site we would fit into so that seemed like a necessity.
After that, there is a plan but no dates involved, the winging it is how long we want to stay in each place and what we decide to cut out because there is somewhere else to go that we haven’t planned on or we are staying a long time at some particular place etc. Only the first three nights and the ball game in Laramie are givens.
Are you volunteering at Goose Island State Park? We’ll be headed back to Idaho, Oregon and Washington (Thanksgiving) and then south to AZ in November and December but I hope we’ll reconnect somewhere along the way!
It was great to see you both. We had a good trial run in Cascade with a few things to add to the “buy it” and “pack it” and “fix it” lists. I hope we are able to catch up with you on the road some time.
Glad you enjoyed your inaugural trip! It would be fun to connect on the road someday.