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August 14th
written by Alonna

Last weekend Ben’s sister Beth came to visit.  We decided to take a road trip to Northern Idaho, an area that Ben and I hadn’t yet explored.  There’s a popular destination called Coeur d’Alene which is on a lake in a mountainous area.  Also we heard about a cool rails-to-trails bike trail that we were really excited to try out.

We drove 7-hours Friday night and Saturday morning to get to Coeur d’Alene.  The drive was long, but really pretty – windy mountain roads, rivers and canyons, golden-colored wheat fields, and small towns.  After arriving, we had the afternoon in Coeur d’Alene, so we took out the kite to take some photos… you can see a few of those in Ben’s last post.  Here’s another good one, and also a photo of our reward after a long day of driving and kite-flying.


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June 16th
written by Bullet-Point Ben
  • June 13-15
  • My sister Kim visited with her friend and fellow hat afficionado Marissa
  • Stopped at the hot springs in Loman, ID
  • Drove to Stanley, ID
  • Stayed in Ketchum / Sun Valley, ID
    • Hiked to a lookout point at the ski resort
    • Kim and Marissa signed up for Paragliding. The wind did not cooperate.
    • Unique wildlife seen: one bald eagle, one fox, one elk, and several distinctive birds.
  • The next day we biked on the Boise greenbelt to Anne Morrison park and played Frisby Golf
    • This is the basic concept
    • Proper technique
    • A scenic picture on the way home
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June 6th
written by Bullet-Point Ben

A Bullet-Point Blog by Ben

  • Weekend of May 9th, 2008
  • Visit with the Scott family
    • 5 siblings (Bonnie, Ben, Jon, Beth, Kim)
    • 3 spouses (Jose, Alonna, Amanda)
    • 4 children (Joseph, Joshua, Amanda, Alissa)
    • 1 grandmother (Robin)
  • Table tennis, grilling, photo-sharing, balloon-folding, and long walks on the beach
  • Weather was cold and windy, with a dash of tornado
  • Photos… (more…)
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November 25th
written by Alonna
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August 20th
written by Alonna

Trip Dates: August 17-20, 2007

Every year in the tiny town of White River, South Dakota they have a weekend called Frontier Days. My mom grew up in White River, and my Aunt and Uncle and Grandparents still live there. Growing up we often travelled the 7+ hours by car to White River for Frontier Days weekend. This year, everyone in the family went – including me and Ben, Mom and Dad, Clay, Cody, Heather and the kids. We all went to the parade and rodeos, Kenn took Ben and I prarie dog hunting, and we even stopped by the Native American Pow Wow on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun!

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August 5th
written by Alonna

Trip Dates: August 2-5, 2007

Coming from Idaho (Ben and Alonna), Minnesota (Alonna’s Mom Candy), and Virginia (Ben’s Mom Robin and two sisters Beth and Kim), six of us met in California to take a weekend trip to Yosemite National Park. None of us had been there before, and we had a great time sightseeing in Yosemite Valley and hiking around the giant sequoia trees. I think we all look forward to going back some day.

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