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Russ and I have a life of variety while we stay in Idaho. My sister, Karole, booked us for a weekend to dog sit and weed the garden. Then my brother called “Kristi you know how much I love you!” “Yea, what do you want?”
Of course he needed us also to dog sit in Sun Valley. It all worked out- we played with the two Yorkies and the labradoodle and Shadow enjoyed the space and different tasting dog food. Then we did the weeding and dead heading and cleaned up to drive from Blackfoot to Sun Valley. There we had a great rest in the high mountain air with our dogs and drove to Easley Hot Springs to check out where I booked everyone for camping the week of the 12th. We have no hook ups, but the Woodriver for Todd to fish and the pools and hot pools for us to swim and the showers at the pool. Also we will only be 20 minutes north of Ketchum/Sun Valley. We girls will certainly enjoy that.
Then Wednesday of that week (July 28th-Aug4th) we went down to Gooding and spent several days at our friends “ranch”.
I first met Larry in 4th or 5th grade and a few years later, Jackie who rode the late bus to school because she lived on a farm. She and I roomed in college and we have all been friends forever. Laughed so hard I could not believe it. In my life time, they have gotten me in more trouble out on the range than I can remember. I have driven my first car up into the cow camps on roads that did not count as roads, branded and castrated cows, and went out on the winter range on horses to heard other horses back to the ranch. On that one, the chaps did not fit me and I believe I still have scars on my hiney from my wool slacks rubbing. Of course I was the townie and they were Miss Rodeo Idaho and Mr. All around Cowboy. I really love these people and so does Russ.
With all of this we got to spend two evenings with my niece Kassi Mink and see her first house rental. So cute and so country. She loves her job in Gooding with a group of doctors. She is so grown up!!! I am just so proud of her.