Author Archives: Serene

About Serene

We live full time in our fifth wheel and travel and volunteer. We remember everyday how blessed we are to have the opportunity to live this season of our lives in this way.

McCall  Memories

We’ve been coming to McCall, a quaint mountain town two hours north of Boise, for many years.  We have a whole slew of memories involving boating, camping and winter carnivals.  We have memories of feeding elk, snow skiing, golf tournaments and even … Continue reading

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

The old Platters song “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” includes the lyrics:   When a lovely flame dies, smoke gets in your eyes.   We have certainly shed tears since our lovely flame, Elko, left us.  We thank those of you who … Continue reading

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Elko’s Last Blog

My mom asks me to write the hard blogs, so here I am.    It is hard because I went to Rainbow Bridge this week and my people have a hole in their lives the size of a big black dog, … Continue reading

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What’s Under the Lake?

It is generally placid in the morning.  There is usually some wave action in the afternoon and then it calms again in the evening. We’ve seen overcast mornings and stormy nights. When full, Lake Cascade has 23,307 surface acres of water, … Continue reading

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.  HE LOVES ME!

  You might remember our water heater drama over the last month.  Our original Suburban water heater developed a leak and needed to be replaced. Randy did the research and, with my agreement, bought and installed a Girard tankless water … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

  As I’ve written before, one of the perks of being volunteers at Lake Cascade is to see  friends as they come to the mountains to escape the Boise heat.   We were glad to see  Rick, Gail and Ozzie … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up the East Side

When we arrived at Ridgeview Campground it was mid May and we had half-days of peace and quiet in our section of the campground on the east side of Lake Cascade State Park. As May became June and then July, … Continue reading

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