Scenic Drives

September 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

 

 

 

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I just returned from one of

 

the many scenic drives North Idaho has to offer. It is amazing where you can escape in a short amount of time. I went with a friend to try out his new car. We started to go to Spirit Lake, but took the shortcut through Athol Idaho on our way back home again. We  remembered a few long forgotten lakes and towns we can rediscover  for our next mini day-trip. I love this time of year, it isn’t quite fall yet,but yet it is cool enough to be pleasant.  

In my local area, many small bedroom communities are giving their towns a facelift. One such town is in Wallace. It started its humble beginnings as a mining town complete with a famous brothel. There used to be a two-story log cabin turned restaurant called The Snake Pit. The owner used to give the guided tour upstairs to where the magic happened once upon a time in the old mining north. I love the rich history the towns of Wallace, Murray, Mullen has to offer. I am telling you all of this because unless you become a tourist in your own town, you may not know of some well know interesting facts your city or town has to offer. We have several lakes to enjoy within a fifty mile radius with great fishing and plenty of wildlife to see. 

There is getting to a chill in the morning and evening air. I enjoy the changing of the seasons. I know so many tell me to bite my tongue on wanting fall’s arrival, but I can’t help it. I love to decorate for the fall-there are so many warm colors and candles and wreaths to cozy up the home with. I live in a ranch style home with plenty of Victorian charm. My friends teasingly joke with me about putting my plants to bed in September when they are still planting the fall mum and marigolds. I tell them I am so busy with working grave yard shifts and caring for my mom, I don’t have really have or take the time to really garden. And besides I do not repeat do not have a green thumb anyway. my yard will never be on a Garden Tour,I am fine with that. I have a dear friend who could really be on a garden tour,but she works in the yard up to nine hours in one day. I do not relish the thought. You really have to like to dig in dirt to have a great yard. I bought the shirt that reads ” I don’t dig in the dirt”. (smirk) I have a nice yard and home that I am proud of  by a quaint bay. I often go down and sit on the highest rock and watch the boats and jet skiiers go by. Such a life I lead in a small city. Life is good indeed!

take the time to hug your child extra tight tonight, tell them how proud you are they graduated a grade up from last year, tell them how much you love them and your are so glad they are your sons and daughters. we only have them for a little while. Some go off to college one day, some get married and start their new lives, and some like my son set off one sunny sunday morning with some friends to float the river nad by that night, both our lives were forever changed. Make memories and take many pictures,  my last picture I have of my son,was taken 6 years ago.

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