As July is dawning, I am realizing how fast the Summer of 2014 has gone. In just a few short weeks (3 to be exact) I will be starting my LAST semester of college (finally)!  Time seems to be flying, but I’m thankful for the constancy of the simple things in life.

Simple things like: blackberry picking (or lack thereof, due to too many red berries!) and carved initials in trees at the inlaws….

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Chase says he doesn’t even remember carving these initials (must have been a long while back!)- but I saw them for the first time last week (how did that get passed by, right?) and thought it was quite adorable!  


What are some simple things in life that you enjoy?
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Hiking in Idaho: Granite Mountain Lookout

Idaho has some seriously awesome hiking.  We have been on quite a few hikes around the McCall area, and all are quite beautiful- but this hike made it to the top of the list for me!

The distance didn’t sound scary at all (3 miles one way)- but I didn’t take the elevation gain in consideration!  We started at an elevation of 6,753 ft and climbed to height of 8,474- so in other words, we just climbed the side of a mountain!  No big deal.  But the views from that height were amazing.  We saw New Meadows and McCall from the top, as well as a beautiful view of Goose Lake and peaks of mountains all around us.

And, the Lookout Tower is actually in use today- pretty cool that something so old fashioned is still so purposeful!  There was a man stationed up there that said last week he saw eleven fires start.  Wow.  Good thing for those who are keeping an eye out!




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Goose Lake

Happy Monday!

Some highlights of my weekend:

  • Eating too many s’mores to count
  • Hiking to the peak of a mountain (literally– I will post about it tomorrow!)
  • Watching cows graze through camp
  • Learning how to make campfires like a champ
  • Reading books by the fire
  • Taking a nap in the hammock
  • Fishing from the kayaks- and actually catching fish!

How was your weekend?!

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