Taking the Road Less Traveled

The next morning July 24th, we decided to forego taking Hwy 55 north from Boise through Eagle as parts of it are known as Cardiac Canyon (narrow with rock outcrops and along the river’s edge), and instead we drove up Hwy 95 along Oregon border through Cambridge and McCall then down to Donnelly, our destination for next few weeks.  Big mistake, as once again they are doing highway reconstruction so we had to drive almost 12 miles in one lane of gravel behind a pilot car to get to pavement again.  Cough, cough!  Stopping in McCall at Ridley’s Super Market we stocked up on food and ice for next few days.  We have friends who have a place on the side of West Mountain in Donnelly and they are kind enough to ask us to stay for awhile.  They have shared sewer, water and electric and in exchange for this we are planning to help them with some long planned construction projects while here.  Our rear window looks over Lake Cascade and the guys are planning to fish several days.  Not a bad deal and best of all it is cool here.  Highs in low 90s and lows in the 50s make it better than Dallas in the summer.  Located just up the hill is Tamarack Resort area, a planned ski and residential community waiting on the housing market to come back to be completed.  So far it is very nice with many large log homes, ski lifts and lodges already done, some homes as much as $5 million.

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