I've live in Idaho for a year as of today (I'm writing this on the 18th). One year ago today, the fella and I pulled into this little, random town in the middle of nowhere and for the first time lived on our own. No roommates, no parents, just he and I and the deer in the yard. We've loved every second of our life here and love the fact that it really is a random, off-the-beaten-path type of place.
Two of my best friends in Columbus had many questions about life in Idaho-what do you do? Where do you go? Who do you hang out with? What places are there for food? etc. I told them that I would do a few "day-in-the-life" posts to give them a glimpse into my daily life. Today is Saturday, so I thought I'd do a post about a typical weekend day.
We woke up this morning and went to some yard sales. I found a pair of jean capris for $2 (plus a free basket), a sign for the Laundry Room that says "Laundry Room-Drop Drawers Here" for $1, and a set of jumper cables for $1.
After that we came home and set up the army wall tent that we bought yesterday for our hunting camp.
|All laid out ready to go!|
|The stakes and posts.|
|The center pole takes both of us to set up. The fella takes the top part and heaves it up while I attempt to step on the end to steady it while simultaneously pushing from the bottom while trying to not fall over and ruin the whole thing.|
|All set up!|
|The inside is huge, and it came with a wood burning stove for those cold winter nights.|
After we set up the tent, I cut up some carrots and cantelope.
I attempted a healthy snack before our seriously unhealthy lunch.
This weekend the Sacajawea Cultural Center is having their Heritage Days. There are old-timey vendors, music, and dutch oven cooks who sell their food for very reasonable prices.
|Dutch oven lunch-potatoes, pasta, paella, enchiladas, and bacon. Delicious! Apparently there are dutch oven cooking clubs. It's kind of a big deal.|
|Primitive living exhibit.|
|I think this is beef jerky.|
|The outdoor kitchen.|
|Apparently this is the archaeological dig site. I think that plastic bottle is an original.|
|A bridge. The fella was kind enough to say I could go first. Then we walked in the opposite direction.|
|Did you know that the Indians drank Arizona lemonade and ate Lunchables? Neither did I.|
After our rather large lunch and walking around in the heat, we decided it was time for some relaxation, so we came home and settled into watch a few episodes of Lost. We started watching it from the beginning a few weeks ago and we're hooked!
Then, the fella went out elk watching and I've settled in to watch The Devil Wears Prada (which I could watch a million times for some reason), eat popcorn, feel guilty about the popcorn, and then decide whether or not I should eat a salad to balance it out or just not eat anything else. Ahhh, decisions. I decided to make chicken tenders with hot sauce. When the fella gets home, we'll probably watch another episode of Lost and then head to bed.
And that, my friends, is a day in the life in Idaho. Next weekend in the fair and Rodeo that I'm very excited about. Fingers crossed for funnel cakes!!!