43 Adventures

  • April 22, 2018
  • 32 photos
Big Dune Day

We invite the neighbor girls to join us for a hike atop America’s tallest sand dune. We hope to hit the sweet spot between spring mosquitoes and the summer swelter. Oh, and to avoid wind. Wind is a killer on the dune.

  • August 20, 2017
  • 46 photos
Path of Totality

Against prevailing wisdom, we set a course for a ridge high above Stanley to sleep then sit in observation of the celestial mating.

  • February 12, 2017
  • 37 photos
Jump Creek on Ice

The year’s first stretch of sunshine invites us to spend a day exploring terrain popular a century ago and millennia ago in an unassuming desert canyon.

  • March 19, 2016
  • 15 photos
Spring Fish & Chips

Brenna and I spend a sunny spring afternoon bicycling Boise’s Greenbelt along the river through six parks with a pitstop at Joe’s Crabshack to grease the wheels.

  • December 19, 2015
  • 28 photos
Moving to Japan

Laura finds she won’t have time to prepare for her semester in Japan and also visit us for Christmas so we make a quick decision to drive up for the weekend to see and help her pack.

  • March 8, 2015
  • 24 photos
Celebration Park Picnic

This warm and dry spring inspires a hot dog and marshmallow excursion to the Snake River where kids have played on a curious collection of round boulders for a thousand years.

  • November 25, 2014
  • 57 photos
Atlanta Thanksgiving 2014

It was down to the wire whether our Thanksgiving with Heather, Eric and kids could be at their cabin in Atlanta, Idaho. Record breaking November snowfall left the sixty mile mountain dirt road impassable. But a quick melt has things back on track. Or so it seems.

  • November 8, 2014
  • 18 photos
Cotton Candy After a Wood Duck Walk

We must make the most of our favorite season, walks and rides, fast and furious, before the last leaf falls. We park in Bown Crossing near Brenna’s school for an evening walk along the river before sitting to dinner and perhaps a treat.

  • February 17, 2014
  • 50 photos
Three Prong Approach to Jump Creek

After running through some options to break the television-watching rain routine, we settle on the forty-five minute drive to Jump Creek Falls, what some call a “locals’” attraction because of unclear, zig-zag access through private pastures and occasional use by teen revelers.

  • January 14, 2013
  • 18 photos
Ten Degrees at Kirkham

With the two youngest, a mermaid and some Pringles, we head over the mountains hoping the Kirkham Hot Springs are just that — hot — in spite of the deep freeze that has settled over Idaho. We test some extremes of hot and cold.

  • May 24, 2008
  • 17 photos
Snake River Day

I have noticed Swan Falls dam several times during flight lessons, just minutes from the airport, and have been wanting to drive down to check it out. A sunny spring day seemed a good time to finally explore.

  • July 29, 2007
  • 33 photos
Ice Cave Dinosaur Ride

A little look-see on the internet suggests we might break the monotony of four Interstate 84 hours with a stop at a famous ice cave not far off the freeway. I’m not sure what an ice cave is but it sounds intriguing.