Friday, September 9, 2011

Idaho, You Da Ho

Let me give you some advice: If you want to impress people with the location of your summer vacation, don't start with "Idaho." "Idaho" doesn't really make most people's eyes widen and heartbeats quicken. And "Boise" will get you an even less impressed response. They might even walk away at this point, regretting that they even asked. Nevermind that you got to stay in a huge, awesome 3000 square foot cabin. That you got to golf, swim in two different hot-springs-fed pools, that you roasted marshmallows every day and had s'mores for dessert every night. Nevermind the wildlife you were able to observe and the cool bear and wolf and elk tracks you were lucky enough to spot. It doesn't matter that there were a bajillion stars visible overhead, and complete peace and quiet all around. No, people won't care about all this stuff when you tell them "I went to the Boise National Forest in Central Idaho." It just doesn't have any cache. So if you want people to think you went somewhere really cool for summer break, just keep it vague. "An awesome cabin" will usually suffice. If you've got an interrogator on your hands who just HAS to know more, try adding "in the woods" and "on a mountain." Cause that's just going to sound way cooler than than anything starting with "I" and ending with "a-ho."















7 comments:

bel said...

What beautiful photos of your vacation! Makes me want to go to Idaho. I've only been to Coeur d'Alene, and that was just for the day. :)

Tiffany said...

How fun! I think Idaho is amazing.

Chelsea said...

Sounds perfect to me! For us east coasters, Idaho is a pretty exotic location. :)

Mrs. Organic said...

Looks beautiful!

L. said...

What a fabulous vacation! Just the kind I love best. Reminds me a little of Drummond Island, and you know how much you adored that as a kid. You are giving yourself and your kids memories beyond compare! How did you find this great place?

WONDERFUL PICTURES!

Omgirl said...

Mom, we found the cabin through a website we discovered on Google called www.idahocabinkeepers.com. They have a pretty good selection of cabins to rent in Idaho, mostly in Garden Valley. The people who worked there were the surliest, grumpiest, least helpful people I've ever met in the hospitality business, but fortunately we didn't have to interact with them much except for picking up and dropping off keys.

Lyns said...

My rude-face husband likes to mock my Idaho roots (which FTR--potato's are NOT roots) and say "Babe..you know why all trees lean towards Idaho right?? Cause it sucks!"
Silly man..Idaho rocks...it's me second favorite place to live...I'm jealous of your fabulous vacation