How I Spent My . . . Vacation? - (pics)


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ArfinGreebly
October 16, 2007, 04:01 AM
I'm changing jobs.

No big deal . . . except it means I'm moving.

No big deal . . . except it means leaving Nevada . . .

:eek:

. . . and relocating to Northern Idaho.

:)

And the timing was just right to trip over an LFI training class being run by Massad Ayoob (LFI) and Bob Smith (chair of the local club and LFI instructor).

Massad (left) & Bob (right) confer after some rounds of live fire.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65626&d=1192602072

But wait, there's more!

This is Idaho, right?

There's game in Idaho, right?
So, you would expect to see deer, yes?
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65579&d=1192520978


Or maybe the occasional moose . . . ?
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65580&d=1192520992


Heck, maybe even some wild turkeys.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65581&d=1192521001


There is some gorgeous country here, like this lake (Fernan Lake), right down the road from the Fernan Rod & Gun Club:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65582&d=1192521402

And where will I be living?

Here's my new neighborhood:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65583&d=1192521588

So . . .

. . . maybe change isn't all bad after all.

Y'all are welcome to come visit any time.

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SLCscottie
October 16, 2007, 04:12 AM
I love Idaho, Montana and Utah. Curently in Utah. Glacier, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and Tetons are my vacation spots. Six and half hours towing a travel trailer and I'm ready to play in nature. Took 3 trips to Yellowstone, Tetons and Jackson Hole one summer. Wife just calls late Friday at work then we are gone in no time. Love the West. Enjoy that wonderful new home.

You are blessed my friend.

Regolith
October 16, 2007, 04:17 AM
(sorry, I'm going to have to borrow your pictures for this one ;) )

Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden Idaho this yër ?

See the løveli lakes

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65582&d=1192521402

And mäni interesting furry animals

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65579&d=1192520978

Including the majestik møøse

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=65580&d=1192520992

A Møøse once bit my sister...

No realli! She was Karving her initials øn the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law -an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink"...[/massive elaborate Monty Python reference]

That's how you should have captioned your pics. :neener:

strat81
October 16, 2007, 10:21 AM
So, um... do they have a Walmart? What's the mall like? ;)
Looks awesome bro! Good luck!

Walkalong
October 16, 2007, 10:24 AM
WOW. Real nice. AC

AirForceShooter
October 16, 2007, 10:27 AM
It snows there!!!

I'll pass.
I've seen enough of that cold icky stuff to last the rest of my life.
But it is beautiful.

AFS

jcoiii
October 16, 2007, 10:32 AM
Regolith,

ROFL!!!!

El Tejon
October 16, 2007, 10:40 AM
That's not a mus, it's an elg.:D

pax
October 16, 2007, 10:42 AM
That's not a mus, it's an elg.

Ahh, a man who knows his Cooper.

pax

El Tejon
October 16, 2007, 10:44 AM
Not really, there was this Norwegian girl in undergrad. One time we went to the Tri Delt house and . . . .:evil:

RLsnow
October 16, 2007, 10:54 AM
yeah, norwegian girls are great man, best girls in the world (is norwegian)

ranger58
October 16, 2007, 10:55 AM
looks all right to me.:)


R58

SHOTGUNJOE
October 16, 2007, 11:13 AM
WOW - BEAUTIFUL pics.

I'm enviously drooling while cramped here in the burbs.

the naked prophet
October 16, 2007, 11:16 AM
Wow. I'm moving to Idaho ASAP!

TallPine
October 16, 2007, 11:21 AM
Not quite so pretty around my place, but we have the deer and turkeys all the time (no moose).

I've killed a couple deer on this hillside, just to keep it gun related. ;)

romma
October 16, 2007, 11:22 AM
Let's all head to Idaho!!

sierrabravo45
October 16, 2007, 02:43 PM
LET'S NOT AND SAY WE DID.

Sorry, I am tired of having out of staters moving into Idaho and then bitching about shooting. I have had the cops called because of the range at my folks house, by a liberal from Washington. (The cop thought it was a really nice range and asked to use it) I am really tired of new people hunting on the ground I grew up hunting on. What I will do is grant you a week pass.

I am not saying you will complain, but lots of people move to Idaho who shoot but are in search of piece and quiet and tranquility, and when the neighbor opens up with his .470 Nitro or .458 Win, they get mad at the noise.

Just my rant for the day.

That is all.......

mustanger98
October 16, 2007, 03:53 PM
sierrabravo45, Your rant reminded me of a nasty letter somebody wrote to the local paper in my county in Georgia. Seems they didn't like their relatives going outside and shooting their "elephant guns", so they opined in the paper that we should have a law here against shooting. The griped about their relatives shooting waking them up from their mid-day nap and said those people should go for a nice long walk or read a good book. My letter was the only response printed; I'm not sure if anyone else did or maybe mine was the only one printable. I didn't see any more pro gun control letters after that. My point is we have similar problems here in Union County, Georgia, CSA, but instead of Washington State liberals, we get Yankee liberals who moved in from Flori-duh.

Sorry, ya'll, but I get on this subject and this is about how I wind up feeling about it.

iamkris
October 16, 2007, 03:56 PM
Sorry, I am tired of having out of staters moving into Idaho and then bitching about shooting. I have had the cops called because of the range at my folks house, by a liberal from Washington.

Uh, so how many people from this board do you think would complain about shooting.

Maybe that you were shooting without inviting them...

Brad Johnson
October 16, 2007, 04:04 PM
Well, invite us all up for BBQ dinner and range day. Maybe we'll annoy those neighbors enough to send 'em back to Washington.

Brad

Old Dog
October 16, 2007, 05:14 PM
a liberal from Washington.
but instead of Washington State liberals,
Maybe we'll annoy those neighbors enough to send 'em back to Washington.
On behalf on my fellow Evergreen Staters -- our liberals are staying here, unfortunately. It's mostly those of us who are tired of King/Pierce County liberals running the state who are bailing (or contemplating bailing) and moving to Idaho. I spend a lot of my vacation time in Idaho, and as Kris noted, would never complain about gunshots unless I wasn't invited to shoot with you ...

Arfin, beautiful area. Enjoy!

Mr White
October 16, 2007, 05:53 PM
Sorry, I am tired of having out of staters moving into Idaho and then bitching about shooting. I have had the cops called because of the range at my folks house, by a liberal from Washington.
Hey, we got some nice liberals here in PA that you can have. Don't worry about taking our last one, we got plenty. I'll even cover the shipping to get them there. Will UPS Ground be OK? That shoule be OK with UPS since they won't have any firearms with them.

dasmi
October 16, 2007, 05:55 PM
I'm from California, and Idaho is on my short list of places to move. I hereby promise that I will not call the cops when I hear gunfire, unless, of course, it's hitting my house.
Arfin, your neighborhood is amazing.

Bazooka Joe71
October 16, 2007, 05:59 PM
They Arfin, and you try to fix that first picture...Its not showing up.

DawgFvr
October 16, 2007, 06:02 PM
Hey...hey...hey...Stop with the generalizing! Seattle, like every major city in the USA, does harbor liberals, however, the rest of the state (read: the other half of the population) is conservative. Best thing about Idaho is that it doesn't have a major city to attract liberals. Visit Washington State and I doubt Idaho will even remain on your radar screen.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/DawgFvr/Speed%20Six/Rainier.jpg

General Geoff
October 16, 2007, 06:06 PM
I was in Idaho a couple weeks ago on a cross country road trip. Beautiful state, would have been prettier if I had gone through it during the day. :)

230RN
October 16, 2007, 06:08 PM
Hey, congrats! Great pix. I saved them and I'm going to use them as wallpaper...

First one is of "My Neighborhood."

Calm Seas And Prosperous Voyage, Arfin !

Crunker1337
October 16, 2007, 06:09 PM
Seeing these pictures reminds me of how much I dislike living in a crowded suburb.

eliphalet
October 16, 2007, 06:40 PM
Welcome to Idaho ArfinGreebly

Nice picture of Mt. Rainier from Reflection Lake DawgFvr.
I watched a Osprey catch a trout there once.

MarkDido
October 16, 2007, 06:41 PM
LET'S NOT AND SAY WE DID.

Sorry, I am tired of having out of staters moving into Idaho and then bitching about shooting. I have had the cops called because of the range at my folks house, by a liberal from Washington. (The cop thought it was a really nice range and asked to use it) I am really tired of new people hunting on the ground I grew up hunting on. What I will do is grant you a week pass.

I am not saying you will complain, but lots of people move to Idaho who shoot but are in search of piece and quiet and tranquility, and when the neighbor opens up with his .470 Nitro or .458 Win, they get mad at the noise.

Just my rant for the day.

That is all.......

Now you know how we feel here in Florida!

RTFM
October 16, 2007, 07:54 PM
States closed! We've reached our import quotas for the Millenium!
:evil:


I do love being here in ID.

Doggy Daddy
October 16, 2007, 08:04 PM
Hey Arfin...

If there's any ...Uhhhh... "hardware" that you don't have room for in the moving truck, I'll be happy to baby sit it for ya for an indefinite period. :D

shooter429
October 16, 2007, 08:13 PM
States closed! We've reached our import quotas for the Millenium! All the Californians that have been forced North due to a vanishing border end up in our little corner of the country. :fire: I tried to start a rumor that it rains 364 days a year, but they kept coming. :mad: Yeah I used to camp in Idaho and trek into Wyoming. Love both states. Of course, my native Washington is not exactly without it's outdoor splendor. Beautiful pics. Welcome to the Great NW!

Shooter429

Mr White
October 16, 2007, 09:24 PM
Is it true that ID has a LOT of good public land for hunting?

Elm Creek Smith
October 16, 2007, 11:27 PM
Um, have you heard about the caldera starting to bulge under Yellowstone? :eek: Gonna be a big badaboom one a these days!:what:

I'll stay in Oklahoma, thanks.

ECS

Regolith
October 16, 2007, 11:49 PM
I'll stay in Oklahoma, thanks.


You may be outside the area of total destruction, but you're still inside the fallout zone. If Yellowstone goes off, expect enough ash to cave in your roof. :neener:

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3024/
http://www.earthmountainview.com/yellowstone/sleeping-volcano.jpg

Bob R
October 17, 2007, 12:38 AM
Well, the invitation was made. Now if you are far enough north, I will step over the line and pay you a visit, but you have to be well into the Pacific Time zone for that.

I don't visit much of the mountain time part of Idaho.

bob

Geronimo45
October 17, 2007, 12:59 AM
Hmm... Massad Ayoob looks suspiciously like a little red 'x'. Is this a new tactical trend?:p

hignhappy00
October 17, 2007, 01:45 AM
WOW. They are really nice.

ArfinGreebly
October 17, 2007, 02:21 AM
Here, let me do it this way.

RTFM
October 17, 2007, 08:38 AM
ArfinGreebly - I tried like heck to get to that class this year. All here in ID. man I missed my chance.
Unfortunately I had to put the $800 in to a vehicle repair. :-(

Rich K
October 17, 2007, 09:43 AM
Idaho is on my short list as well, when I am done with school. Kids are grown, no family to speak of other than the kids. And I promise I won't complain about the noise. I live near a range right now, and it is like music to my ears.

arthurcw
October 17, 2007, 03:16 PM
Arfin,

I'm not much into envy. Deadly sin and all that.

But have you ever heard that Southernism that goes, "I wish I had his ________ and he had a feather up his tail. That way we'd both be tickled to death."

:neener:

romma
October 17, 2007, 03:21 PM
I like to play "guess the caliber" when I hear shooting going on in the woods near my house..

mustanger98
October 17, 2007, 07:49 PM
Not only "guess the caliber", but also guessing the shooter's position. With deer season on, that's a giveaway for the deer's whereabouts too.:D

Daniel964
October 19, 2007, 12:00 AM
That is some beautiful country. Makes me want to find a job their and move now.

Leanwolf
October 19, 2007, 01:23 AM
MR. WHITE - "Is it true that ID has a LOT of good public land for hunting?"

Yep, surely is.

Millions of acres. If you get a State map of Idaho, just look at the gigantic National Forests, Wilderness areas, State Forests, etc, in all parts of the State..

Arfin, great pictures. Welcome to Idaho.

L.W.

Zoogster
October 19, 2007, 05:20 AM
Uh, so how many people from this board do you think would complain about shooting.

Maybe that you were shooting without inviting them...

Yeah I don't think even liberals here will complain about shooting. They might however move there and decide to support legislation for nanny state benefits and non gun related "common sense" reforms that they miss from thier home state that will increase your taxes, and eventualy lead to a mindset that brings you a bit closer to where they came from.
Thier kids and grandkids raised with that mindset may theen feel differently, even about shooting.
The kind that frequently say "They need a law..."

telkontar
October 19, 2007, 11:07 AM
The whole Cascadia area is wonderful (though I have my reservations about King Co. Washington). Get much the same country and animals across the western border and no income tax (just like Nevada):
[Unfortunately, my photo from last week of over 20 deer next to the Kettle River is too large to upload. My apologies and regrets.]

mustanger98
October 19, 2007, 11:23 AM
They might however move there and decide to support legislation for nanny state benefits and non gun related "common sense" reforms that they miss from thier home state that will increase your taxes, and eventualy lead to a mindset that brings you a bit closer to where they came from.
Thier kids and grandkids raised with that mindset may theen feel differently, even about shooting.
The kind that frequently say "They need a law..."

Yup... oughta be a law against it.:scrutiny:

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