I wanted to go out to the property to see how much snow there was out there this time of year. But because they don’t plow the roads out there in the winter, and because I don’t have a snowmobile, I had to snow shoe in. Which I estimate is about a 1.5 mile walk. So I pushed the Toyota in there as far as I could, and started walking.
I’ve never used snow shoes before, so it was quite an adventure, I was told in advance to expect to go face first into the snow a few times, which I only did once.
One of the first things I saw was some elk. It felt like I hadn’t seen one in years. Saw some big ole turkeys too.
Leaving the property
Finally, back at my pickup, first time on snow shoes was a success
The only think I was a little disappointed with was that I didn’t get to look around the property more, but I was so exhausted from using those shoes that I needed to get back as soon as I could before I got too tired.
So Dad had dinner with us the other night, he was due to pick up a Tractor at Wilbur-Ellis here in Genesee the next morning. So, naturally, I was recruited to help. I don’t know where it was going, but I got to help him load it in the freezing cold temperatures. and by god, it was freaking cold!
Here are the pics.
Dad finishing up the process
Worked out pretty nice, although he busted a hose, and had to rigged it to get by til he could fix it properly.
So while at this ugly sweater party we went to on Dec. 21st. I discovered Apple Pie Everclear. For some reason, I just could sit down and drink apple pie stuff all night. This guy had built some Apple pie Everclear just before coming. and Idk if any of you have seen everclear (probably a dumb statement) but you can get it at 151 proof (75% Alcohol), and 195 proof (95% Alcohol). I believe the 195 proof is illegal in Idaho, a lot of folks jump over the border to Montana to buy it. Anyhow, this stuff was amazing. I saw it said everclear, and I don’t typically do well with Hard-A, unfortunately, or fortunately, (however you look at it) it comes back up really quickly after I take it.
Here’s a picture of the Everclear label, if y’all haven’t seen it.
So I prepared to take this disgusting shot of Everclear, knowing that I would probably be running to the bathroom shortly thereafter, and as it hit my lips I rejoiced! it tasted like APPLE PIE! didn’t even burn! So, now I think I need to make a trip to Montana to buy this alcohol so I can make some myself. I sipped maybe two shots out of a Solo cup and I started to feel it, so I don’t know what the percentage of it was, but I need to figure this stuff out so I can have it out at the Hideout next summer. Fill up some old mason jars and drink it from those.
Luckily, I had my smarts about me that night, so I asked the kid how to make it, expecting to be told it was some secret family recipe or something, and he told me exactly how to build it, I think he was pretty proud of his concoction.
Anyhow, Expect to see this at Lola’s Hideout this summer….I may or may not remember…
So Britt and I went to Palm Springs on the honeymoon. Flight was pretty good, Grandma’s timeshare was awesome, and weather was excellent.
The highlight of the trip was the Balloon ride. But we did plenty of good stuff besides the Hot Air Balloon. And I’m tired, so I don’t feel like typing anymore….
On to the Pictures!!!
BBQ at the timeshare.
Thursday was the Balloon ride. so fun
as soon as we landed we had a picnic style brunch. So good. Complete with Mimosas
That night we went to a steak house downtown. It was Excellent
Britt cooking us some hamburgers.
Rolling Rock baby!
Again, thank you to everybody who helped out with the wedding and that made our wedding and honeymoon as special as it was.
Monday-this day was spent at the airport. As it turns out, a don’t sleep well on airport benches…
Tuesday- we arrived in palm springs. We just slept most the time. So exhausted from the flights.
Wednesday- we went up the tramway and had drinks at 11,000 feet.
Thursday- balloon ride. Do awesome. The staff was so amazing. If you’re ever in palm springs a balloon ride is a must. HAVENFUN they were so amazing!
Friday- it was a lazy day. We read and drank by the pool and BBQ’d. We grilled biscuits in the AM (didn’t have a cookie sheet) on the bbq, so we could have biscuits and gravy.
Saturday- we spent downtown, collecting souvenirs, eating, and shopping at
Sunday- Idaho, Sweet Idaho