WARNING: Long blog post and a decent number of pictures ahead. . .skip or read, it's up to you. You've been warned. :) This is Part 1 of 2. :)
At the middle of May I had the opportunity to go to the capitol city of Idaho (Boise) for my friend Val's graduation from Boise State. My friends Michelle, Sarah and I flew down to Boise and Val's family met up with us there (most of them drove down, and one of her aunts flew down from Seattle).
We had a grand weekend! We arrived on a Thursday, and I am not going to lie and say that I wasn't nervous about the 41-minute flight. I hate flying and was mostly not too excited about takeoff and landing. Once I got to 10,000 feet, I was fine. :)
That evening we made elk tacos, and relaxed while waiting for Val's family to arrive. We took the poodles, Giselle and Tucker, on a walk with Val's cousin (we stayed at her cousins' house, where she lives while at school), checked out some baby geese at a nearby pond, and relaxed.
On Friday we made an hour-long drive to Idaho City, which is a former mining town and is now a touristy town/borderline ghost town. We stopped at More's Creek on the way to take some pictures since it was such a pretty pull-off. While in Idaho City we enjoyed walking the streets, imagining how it was, and then we spent some time in an old cemetery. I am sure those buried there have quite the story to share. After enjoying ice cream at an old ice cream shop, we headed home where we enjoyed a dinner of elk burgers (Val's dad is a chef and they brought all sorts of yummy goodness with them!) and then watched Leap Year while doing our nails and getting ready for the big day the next day.