My family celebrated the Fourth of July with a scenic day trip up in the very tip-top of the Idaho panhandle. At one point, we were so close to the Canadian border that the girls worried that we might "get in trouble" for not having passports! For Father's Day we had given Lyle a copy of Backcountry Roads Idaho which maps out detailed "expeditions," complete with GPS coordinates, on some of the very scenic backroads all over the state. For this holiday weekend, Lyle decided on "Expedition 2" to Moyie River, Copper Falls, and Purcell Mountains. He also planned in a few Geocaches along the way.
It was a cool day (temps in the 60s) with clouds threatening rain most of the day. Sunshine would have made better pictures, but memories aren't dependent on weather! Care to go along?
hops fields, and that Kootenai Valley contains the largest contiguous hops fields in the world. We still weren't sure what hops were, but Lyle speculated that he thought hops were used to make beer. When we saw a sign stating that this farm belonged to Anheuser-Busch, we decided that he must be right!
It was a wonderful day for memories!