Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Jessica's surprise birthday weekend

I went to Boise a few weeks ago to surprise Jessica for her birthday. Surprisingly, I did a good job of keeping the secret and we had a great weekend! I got to meet Lync, Jessica's new cat, who really loved my suitcase

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Hanging out by the Boise River

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I got some of her friends together for a surprise get together on Saturday night

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On Sunday, Cozette, Tia Missy, Jessica and I drove a few hours north to go huckleberry picking. I was excited to see a part of Idaho that I had never seen. It was beautiful!

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This forest burned a few years ago so most of the bark was peeling off the trees

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We had a picnic beside this creek

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From Jessica's 27th birthday surprise weekend




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The huckleberries proved to be very elusive.  We searched for hours, it seemed.  We had been told they were everywhere, but we couldn't find any.  What we DID find was a blue tick coonhound!  In the middle of nowhere in Idaho.  His owner lived on a horse ranch in what appeared to be a Yurt.  He had never heard of the famous bluetick, Smokey.  He even has an orange collar!


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Finally we found huckleberries!  These berries sell for $15/quart and they cannot be bought fresh.  They are basically Idaho's version of a blueberry.

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Cozette in a field of huckleberries

2 comments:

Katy Southern said...

Beautiful images Liz! You need some of those really big in your house! Love the clouds-

JWalt said...

That was such a FUN weekend!!!!!!!