What a wonderful weekend indeed. How relaxing it was to visit the Valley and family, to take lovely drives, and to read my Tasha Tudor book.
Upon arriving the Bear Lake Valley in Idaho, you will notice that civilization has been left behind and you are entering into a special place. Now that I am older, and the world a little less appealing, I am beginning to realize what a gem this valley truly is.
The valley was settled in 1863 by Mormon pioneers.
It is rich in history and many of the remnants of their homes, churches, schools, and barns are still intact.
The valley houses a hardworking community of farmers, school teachers, and miners. The way of life is slower, the people are friendlier, and you feel as though you've left the world behind when you visit.
I love to take drives through the valley and around the pristine lake to take photographs of the past. Here are just some of the houses and barns I captured this visit.
Please, let me know which is your favorite. Mine is the barn with the silo and this last picture.
We took the kids ice fishing over the weekend. Here is the frozen lake.
Heading with Dad and Grandpa to find the perfect spot.
Yea!! Baby helped pull up a trout.
Sweet Little Middle was so excited to bring them in. Just a baby Perch and just the right size for kids.
My oldest had so much fun "collecting" fish in her sled and burying them in the snow.
Here's the crew, watching the fish finder and daddy do their work.
The next day we had a fish fry with yummy fish tacos.
In the evenings, when the kids were asleep, I would snuggle up on the couch next to the wood stove and read my book "Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts". Tricia had recommended this read to us so I took her up on it. I am so glad I did. What an amazing woman she was. I recommend it as well.
I can't wait to start reading this one.
Thanks for making through this long and very picturesque post today. I just had a ton to share and was so excited about it. Have a lovely day.