I grew up going on family vacations to Island Park, Idaho. My grandpa "built" a "cabin" in the early 70's. (I put those in quotations because the cabin is in fact a single wide trailer with a metal roof over it.) We went there because when my parents didn't have a lot of money, they always knew they could go on vacation to Island Park for free- all it took was the gas to get there.
I'm excited to say that my parents are building a cabin of their own! Construction will get under way in the middle of September. There are many long drives to pound nails in our future, but we look forward to the work because we know the reward will be sweet. Now my kids will get to enjoy Island Park for years to come- just like I have.
This year we vacationed with our best friends the Perkins. They had never been, so we loved taking them to see some of our favorite places. We rode the fairy across Jenny Lake and hiked back, saw Old Faithful and Yellowstone Falls, watched 3 wolves stalk a bison across Hayden Valley, and floated Big Springs in kayaks and my Grandpa's raft. It was a busy and wonderful 5 days. I miss it already!