I have some photos to share today from my 35th wedding anniversary trip last weekend to the mountains. My husband and I loaded the dog into the car and drove up to McCall, Idaho, a small town on the edge of Payette Lake. It's about a two and half hour drive from Boise along the gorgeous Payette River, which is world renowned for whitewater rafting.
Tucker was super excited to be getting out of town for the weekend.
The first view of the lake is right down the middle of the quaint main street of McCall. Those are the ski hills of Brundage Mountain on the other side of the lake.
This statue of playful bears is at the end of the street in the city park. They epitomize the laid back fun mountain lifestyle here.
After greeting the bears, we headed right for Ponderosa State Park and found a perfect spot for our picnic beside the water. You can see in this picture that it was just a little bit smoky up in the surrounding mountains. Summer forest fires are a fact of life in Idaho, but McCall's had a very good year so far.
You can't have water around without Tucker wanting to retrieve.
He can do this for hours. Just look at that smile! He's always a great source of entertainment.
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It was too hot to leave Tucker in the car while having dinner at a restaurant, so before heading to our hotel we stopped at My Father's Place for burgers and fries.
When you come to McCall, you have to eat at My Father's Place, and don't forget to order a milkshake.
The next day we went hiking. I love this picture of the boys beneath the tall Ponderosa Pine Trees.
It was so wonderful to escape the Boise heat for the lush cool green forest.
And hopefully we walked off some of those hamburger calories.
Oops, looks like we didn't! Nice shot, Hon!
Oh well. After hiking, we found another perfect spot next to the water and spent the afternoon watching the water skiers and sailboats, picnicing, and tossing the ball for Tuck.
It was a great weekend, and a wonderful anniversary to remember.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us!