We've been getting our fair share of fresh air and outdoor fun on the weekend before the weather gets too cold!
The last weekend in August we went up to the Payette River with the Pratchetts who had this sweet raft, a sweet dog, and a sweet 16 month old girl who LOVED getting splashed by the rapids :)
SWAN FALLSThis past weekend we went shooting out past Kuna in the middle of NO WHERE. I got to shoot the .22 rifle for the first time, which was DEAD ON :) I shot everything on the first shot, thanks to the sweet scope I'm sure. We also picked up a ton of AK-47 brass...it's like going on a treasure hunt! Then we went a little more south to Swan Falls, which is down in this HUGE canyon that the Snake River runs through. I got to use my fishing pole for the first time, and Devin was a great teacher. He caught 4 bass while we were there and the water was even warm enough to stand in, just a beautiful day :)
funny moment: the first fishing spot we picked was horrible aka. swampy, weeds everywhere, wind bringing our bobbers right back to us. We both got our lines stuck in the weeds but Devin's was worse and I was wearing crocs so I had to walk through the nasty, mossy, swampy, water to get it untangled. I couldn't WAIT to get to some clean water!
**Now that it's past Labor Day, the water in the Boise river is a lot lower and we didn't get him out there until about 7 so it got dark on him. And he didn't get any fish and the water was so cold that it was causing his raft to shrink/lose air. And I was just riding my bike along the greenbelt trail until I could see him which, didn't work out because we missed each other somehow (but the trail was really pretty!). So, I ended up biking like 5-6 miles and getting myself very familiar with Boise State campus trying to find a good spot to pick Devin up, who was getting wet trying to pull off on the bank and handle the boat/fishing pole/cell phone while communicating with me. haha...funny to look back on now, but it was a bit of a mess at the time.