We decided to get out of Boise for a few days...to give our hosts a break and to see something outside of Boise. I booked a log cabin online a few miles outside of McCall, about 2.5 hours from Boise. The drive up there was gorgeous, and the area was blanketed in snow. It also snowed while we were there.
|View from the front porch|
|The poor elk in the living room|
(Nick was very curious about him)
|Nick playing on the log bed|
|The boys had a great time playing in the snow|
|Nick playing with his little "Bambi" and Thumper|
|Curled up with a good book (NOT by Newt Gingrich)|
|Mike continuing to be immersed in his book (also not by Newt Gingrich)|
|Chris, taking over the master bedroom temporarily|
|Taking advantage of the hot tub on the back deck|
|I deleted the naked photo Nick took! :)|
|All ready for bed|
|More snow play|
|Thanks, Shelia, for lending them snow gear!|
|By the shores of the frozen lake--the first one I'd ever seen|
|Too bad this was so dark and grainy!|
|With my big boy|
|Kieran playing in the snow, which was quite deep|
|In McCall |
(The bench depicted Sharlie, the Lochness Monster legend of Payette Lake)
|Posing with the bears|
We spent lots of time reading, watching movies, and hanging out. The cabin had a bunch of old videos, so Chris and I watched "Titanic" (his first time), and we all watched "Mrs. Doubtfire" on the last evening.
Nick spied a "Bambi" in front of the log house and pointed it out to the rest of us!