The Scandia Inn
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... at times, but we pulled over and stayed hydrated. The scenery was beautiful, the Payette River is used for whitewater rafting also, though our trip would have been on the Salmon River. The road was twisty and turned to follow the river, with mountains on both sides. The day was the best we could do under the circumstances, we will have time to whitewater raft when we get to Oregon in a few weeks.
McCall (pop. 2991, elevation 5000') is one of the most beautiful mountain communities that we have ever visited. And having relatives here gives us a good excuse to visit often. We usually visit off season, that being after Labor Day and before winter sets in.
McCall is located 2 1/2 hours north of Boise. Boise is located in a high desert valley. McCall is located in a dense, green forest dominated by ponderosa pine trees. Needless to say the ...
... Boise Cascades sawmill. Today it caters to fishermen and river runners, and tourists. This small town (pop. 940) is the Valley County Seat. Lake Cascade was originally named Cascade Reservoir. With the introduction of the Tamarack development the name was changed to sidestep the negative connotations of "reservoir". Unless one can actually see the dam one would never know that this beautiful lake is actually man made.
... be rotated amongst the willing.
The initial rapids were quite tame so hopes were high for the post lunch leg as we were advised that the rapids were wild from that point on....and they were!
Had a great afternoon, both Karen and I had turns on the individual kayak which was a totally different (and better) perspective. There was bumps and slides and waves ...
... west in the Pacific Time Zone the sun is up at an hour earlier. I take the dogs out for their morning constitutional at 0700 and have to take a flashlight! It is way too dark here in the morning!
Jil's Mom is doing really well for a 91 year old lady. She lives is a small group home just minutes from her son Rob. He visits her 3 or 4 times a week and takes her out for drives through the countryside. Good Rob.
Rob and Cathy have lived here for ...