My family wanted hamburgers tonight, so I dusted off the outdoor grill and fired it up for the first time this year. Just as I was finishing up, I was hit with a sudden burst of wind, followed by rain. I could feel the cold burst of air rushing by and it reminded me of the weeks preceding Halloween, sharp and cold—not the cool breeze you would expect for a nice spring evening. I checked the weather on my phone, and sure enough, another storm is rolling in. Temperatures early the next morning were forecast at 37 degrees. Summer fun? Not today.
It’s early May, and with the crazy deadlines associated with producing a monthly magazine, I find myself writing this for the July summer fun issue. With the looming editorial deadline, I can’t wait for a warm day for inspiration. So, here’s to a nice warm summer!
In this issue, you will find dozens of ideas to have fun, explore and enjoy the great Idaho outdoors. While you’re out, take a quick culinary adventure and find some local food trucks for a great summer meal. Finish off your day at one of Boise’s spectacular ice cream shops. With so much to do and experience, it’s no wonder we love Boise so much. What a great place to live.
While we are on the topic of adventures, I’m proud and excited to welcome Roger Phillips to the team. Roger will be contributing to our Water & Woods feature. Water & Woods will focus on anything and everything under the sun in the great Idaho outdoors and there is no one more qualified for the job than Boise’s own Roger Phillips.
When it’s time to wind down, make a quick watermelon cooler, find some shade and check out our new Worthy Reads feature. We are pleased to welcome Rachel Bennett who will be contributing our book reviews in each issue going forward. We are excited to have her on our team and can’t wait for the literary adventures she will bring to our attention.
So, there you have it. Summer is finally here—hopefully—and we have two new features to look forward to each month. We hope you enjoy this summer fun issue. We sure have enjoyed putting it all together.
Let us know what you think; we welcome your comments and suggestions on our website. We wish you the very best this summer. By the time this is printed, I’ll be preparing my comments for fall where once again, the brisk autumn air will be upon us.
Take time to enjoy yourself this summer. Appreciate the now, the day at hand and our great state of Idaho today.
Correction: On page 20 of the June issue, Woody Elliott is with 208 Houses