One-Round Lake, Idaho
Two-Multnomah Falls, Oregon
Three-Next to a campfire, AnywhereSome of my best memories have been from a camp fire. So many places over Idaho, Utah, and Montana have seen a campfire from me and I love that. I am the person that loves the smell of smoke, and has to pretty much fall asleep in my chair before I finally admit that its late enough to go to sleep. Sitting out with friends and family under the stars helps to lose track of time and just focus on what you are doing.
Four-Payson Lakes/Payson Canyon, Utah
I have camped, picnicked, played games and driven through here several times. This beautiful canyon houses waterfalls, lakes, trees, and other options for outdoor recreation. It also happens to be where Brett and I took our engagement pictures.
Five-Lake Como, Montana
When I was younger my extended family did a weekend in a cabin on this lake. To be totally honest, I don't remember too much from that weekend other than it was fun and I was a kid. One of the things that I can't shake out of my memory was the beauty of the lake against those mountains. Since that weekend, this is what a high mountain lake should always look like in my mind.
Six-A Bookstore or LibraryBooks make me happy. I like the way that they smell. I like all the information between the pages. I like seeing old ones that have been loved. I also like seeing the new ones open to possibilities. Most of the time I have to hurry in and out, or I wind up spending excessive amounts of time inside. Oh and the journal sections! I get lost looking at the different journals.
Seven-Chimney Rock/Priest Lake, Idaho
|An old picture from high school: left to right: Toby (the dog), Dad, Cole, Sierra, Brook, Mom and Hailey, and me!|
Again, this is out in the mountains near where I grew up. So many options of things to do. You can stay out on the huge lake, make your way up to the calmer small lake, stay in the tree-filled valleys, or make you way to the top of some of the most beautiful mountains.
Eight-A Small RestaurantThey are so great! Often the have the best food, the nicest employees, and you aren't just eating out, but having an experience! We like using Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, as well as local directories to help us find a place like this in every city that we visit. It may not happen each time, but it will happen as often as possible.
Nine-Zion National Park, Utah
This was a new outdoor experience for me. I was used to mountains with moisture, often still with snow patches and greenery being everywhere except the highest peaks. But this place is just as beautiful. This canyon wall is impressive and the number of hikes means you can spend a couple days doing nothing but hiking. We did about half of the total trail mileage, and all we did was hike for a day and a half. Seriously, from sun-up to sun-down.
|one of my favorite pictures of my wonderful husband|