“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Friday, October 18, 2013

My brothers and I nearly bought a place out there as a family retreat.

Saw this on Rawles, looked it up on CBN.  Interesting that so many are getting out of  Dodge already. If I wasn't rooted here, I'd go.


This is the half finished place on a reservoir out in the Idaho high desert my two brothers and I worked on buying.


Good sized lot.    Nice lake.   Nobody else around.   No power, and the cost of running power out there was prohibitive but we were going to do it anyway.



It fell through, though.   The three of us couldn't agree to run out of a house on fire. .

I'm not really a group effort kind of guy.  My wife once bought me a shirt that said "does not play well with others" on the back

Oh,well.  Here's the video for those interested in going to God's country and being with God's people.


9 comments:

  1. Pretty in the summer but pretty darn cold in the winter. I don't think I'd handle the blizzards too well. But very pretty, I agree.

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    1. This was down near the Nevada border. I didn't realize that there were blizzards there, but as long as I could get into town relatively soon afterwards I would be ok with that. It really is a beautiful place.

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  2. I had that shirt and "grumpy by choice"gave to me by my employees one year.

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    1. Mine was one of those Dixie Outfitters t shirts. I liked it a lot and wore it out. I need to get another one.

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  3. Yes it is cold here in the winter. The wind never stops blowing. But I still love it. Open space, good fishing, lax gun laws, low taxes, and a conservative mindset. Idaho would be a nirvana if it wasn't for the fact that education isn't that important (48th in the nation), and it shows every time I head out. After a few years here I am getting used to it, but still bite my tongue on occasion.

    It would be great to get more "like minded" people to move here, but I'm afraid we are becoming Californicated. The inevitable result is you have city folk moving here and they immediately try to change things. So I guess I am guilty of this to a degree as well--education and literacy are a good thing. I don't apologize for that.
    --Troy

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  4. Harry if you are looking for a place in SW Idaho give me an idea what you are looking for and I will look around for you. There are a couple of nice places with river frontage on the Snake river for a resonable price. I grew up in North Idaho but fell in love with the High desert and while it does get cold in winter (-10 or -20 ) usually we don't get lots of snow as it is dry here.

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    1. It's strange you mention the Snake River. I went camping there about six years ago with my brothers ,at a place called Three Gorges. It was beautiful. My brother bought an acre with frontage on the river, with his girlfriend. Now she wants to sell and he wants to build, so that won't work as a family retreat. I'd like to find something like the pictures. Way the hell out away so I don't have to put up with people driving on the place, and some water. I know a creek is the most likely thing. Power has been the big problem in the past, because I'm willing to pay to run it a reasonable distance, middle brother is, but youngest brother doesn't want to spend much on that. I'm not willing to build on a place without power because while I can live without it if I have to, I damn sure don't want to do it full time unless it's an emergency situation.

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  5. Its not just me, right? You photoshopped your middle finger out of that pic, yes?

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    1. No, it's not just you. I originally took that picture to paste into a letter I wrote to Diane Feinstein and Little Chuckey Schumer some years ago. My brother told me that writing letters to politicians was a joke, so I figured if a picture was worth a thousand words, I'd add one. I know some toady just threw those letters in the trash, but it made me feel better. When I used the picture on the blog, of course, I took the offending digit out of the picture.

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