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A quick trip to Riley Creek

This weekend we made a quick, one-night  trip up to Riley Creek Recreational Area to meet up with my family and do a little camping.  The campground was beautiful, and obviously a very popular place to go. The sites were roomy and just a short walk away from the river and boat launch. There's a large, grassy field (great for frisbee or fetch) and a sand volleyball court. So nice! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="819"] This trip marked Evan and Drew's…

Camping love

I hope everyone had a fantastic Ironman weekend! I think I may have mentioned this before, but so far every year since we moved downtown, we've rented our house out for Ironman and so far (knock on wood) we've had nothing but good luck. Now it's back to the old grind even though I'm still daydreaming of long hikes, bike rides and beautiful Pend d'Oreille lake. We spent a good majority of our time at camp due to a few…

Top 5 things to do while visiting for Ironman

Ironman weekend is upon us. Soon our small, city streets will be full of athletes and their families all visiting our beautiful town. While some locals dread this busy and traffic-filled weekend, some of us enjoy watching these amazing competitors and sharing everything that's so wonderful about our area. So a message to the locals: Be kind, courteous and welcoming to our guests. It's one weekend a year and it will have a positive impact on our local economy for…

Road Trippin’ – Seattle Marathon

 Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! We decided to do something a little different this year and I'm hoping to make it a new tradition. Instead of joining the hoards of people at Black Friday sales and getting trampled over a shirt, we hopped in the car with one of my besties and my brother-in-law and drove to Seattle for the Seattle Marathon. I successfully completed my first half marathon at 2:13! I know it's not great, but it's…

Road Trippin’

I’ve always preferred northern Idaho to southern Idaho. The forested mountains, abundance of lakes, rivers and hiking trails, and full four seasons leave little more to be desired. With this said, I have to admit how much I love visiting big cities. Seattle is my favorite, but we visit Boise a lot because my husband is a Boisian (Boiseite?). When he first moved back down there for college in 2006 I made up my mind that anything and everyone associated…