Outdoors in Idaho.

Idaho in the summertime is sublime. The fresh mountain air calls, luring me to the hills to enjoy the summer sunshine. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival down on Warm Springs Avenue swings into full gear welcoming friends and neighbors to view Shakespeare under the majestic stars. The Boise River fills with fishermen trying to catch the next big fish as families float by on the current. Neighbors smile and wave as they mow their yards side by side.

The fragrance of the freshly mowed grass takes me back to my childhood summers of splashing in the river and scrounging through the couch cushions searching for loose change so my brothers and I could ride our bikes to town to get a cool, refreshing soda, or as we used to call it “pop.” Though much time has passed since I was that little girl peddling as fast as I could to keep up with my big brothers all summer long, the beautiful landscape of Idaho changes very little.

I invite you to get outside and soak up that vitamin D. Take that road trip you’ve been putting off. Enjoy all of the wonderful things that the Gem state has to offer. Watch for our feature story, “Seven Summer Adventures,” on page… for some fun ideas of things to do in McCall, Idaho. Read about the warriors who found inspiration while climbing near the City of Rocks on page… I hope the stories in this June edition inspire you to get outside and have your own summer adventure. Perhaps I’ll see you enjoying this beautiful state and city of ours around town.