Thursday, May 21, 2015

1  I spent the night at McCall, Idaho, 
    visiting my girlfriend, Didi.
    It's about a two hour drive
    and they live right on Lake Payette!

2. We hiked around Pondarosa State Park.
    Here we are looking down on Lake Payette,

3. Todd, our son, gave me a gift certificate for
    Mother's Day to a local nursery.
    What a great place to roam around.
    He wanted me to have flowers for our 
    I've been busy playing in the dirt.
4. During our daily walk, 
    Lucy met some of our neighbors.

"Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth".
Psalm 50:2

Friday, May 15, 2015

Boise to Bogus and Back

We've been "tripping" again.
This time it was up to the mountain,
Bogus Basin Mountain,
 to see the ski area.
~click for info. here~

It's a short trip from downtown Boise 
to the top.
But OH!, what a ride!!!!
Switchbacks, hairpins turns, and a looping road.
The views were breathtaking.

There wasn't any snow-pack. 
Not even a trace of snow at the top. 
Just my reflection, 
as proof we made it to the top.
There wasn't much to do at the top of the mountain, 
so we headed back down.

This is when it got pretty interesting!

Towards the bottom of the mountain
 we saw a HUGE American flag.
This flag really caught our eye
because it's the biggest flag
 I have EVER seen.

Then we saw the estate.

Let's back up a bit.
Boise is located in the high desert.
Everyone is on an irrigation system.
That's why we have green lawns.
We are even on an irrigation system!
(But that's another whole different story
 for sometime later)

So, when we saw this massive hill, 
full of green grass,
we knew something is going on! 

It's the Simplot  Estate.
JR Simplot was the billionaire 
who founded the company
that supplies all the McDonald's their french fries.
JR Simplot was in the potato business.
~click for more info here~

OK... back to this huge, green lawn.
Tom and I were kind a
joking around about who mows 
this massive lawn.
When all of a sudden....
here were several guys mowing this estate!

Two of the guys were mowing by HAND!
You can see them off to the right,
 on the hill. 
Those two specks.
Those are the guys mowing the lawn, by hand!

Here's some more information about this mansion.
Very interesting!
~click here~


"My Father's house has many rooms,
if that weren't so, would I have told you
that I'm going there
to prepare a place for you?"
John 14:2

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Out and About

 Tom and I went out exploring our new
surroundings, the other evening.
The nearest town is Melba, about 14 miles south of us.
It's pretty much farm country and wine country.

Lots of open fields.
Absolutely beautiful!

The sunset was breath taking!
We were snapping pictures right and left.

Then both of us saw something in the road,
up ahead.

Tom, like a good blogging husband, 
said, "Get your camera ready!"

Our 3 pound, Yorkie, 
  was on my lap and she was ready to
take on this BIG dog.

But hey, we're not in Redmond anymore...

It's a cow!

I think Lucy scared the cow!

Tom and I have a few things to learn
about our new home and surrounding area.

Yup, we're not in Redmond anymore!


"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the works of his hands."

Psalm 19:1

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