A Day in the Life

A Photoblog by Joel

A long weekend in Idaho

July 5, 2023

July 4th fell on a Tuesday this year, which makes work vacations kinda weird. So, to avoid the weird I just took Monday thru Wednesday off and headed to Idaho to spend some time with my sister Katie and her family, as well as other Utah siblings that made the trek up. We left Saturday afternoon and arrived in the early evening after a nice drive.

The evening sky and light show was absolutely beautiful. Perfect temperature outside, a nice breeze to keep ya cool, and then a long and colorful sunset. I spent about 20 minutes outside by myself watching it all unfold.

We had a lot of fun over the long weekend. Katie and Clint have built a fantastic home filled with all sorts of things to do both inside and out. Kids had fun playing with cousins, adults had fun relaxing and just spending time together. Already lookin’ forward to next summer where we hopefully do it again.

We all love Cosmo, but Emily really loves Cosmo. He’s such a good boy.
Elle really loved making and playing with slime. I loved that it kept her occupied.
Who doesn’t love a big movie night in a home theater? Tonight was Grandpas choice – Secretariat. Great movie!
Clint always goes above and beyond to make sure we’re well fed. This is only a few of the many ribeyes consumed.
The Snake River is not far off from their house and was a little chilly to play in but we all had fun.
The more adventurous adults wanted to spend a few hours floating the river. You’ll need to play the Lord of the Rings Fellowship Theme in your mind while you watch the video below.
Just up the road from their house is a nice reservoir perfect for jet skis.

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