Thursday, March 19, 2009

Idaho Falls notes

The girls and I are in Idaho Falls for a grandparental visit. Some thoughts:

1. When we were flying over Utah Lake, Miriam looked out the airplane window and asked if it was the Dead Sea. I guess it's a good thing she didn't see the Jordan River or she might have been really confused.

2. It is kind of cold here. Miriam even asked Grandma, "Why is Idaho cold?" She's full of rhetorical questions like that these days.

3. I can hardly believe it - while I am in town, none other than Laurel Thatcher Ulrich will be presenting at a fundraising event here in Idaho Falls. What are the odds? I was really excited about attending until I realized the event had a $35 price tag. Also, she will be focusing her remarks on her book Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History, which, as you may recall, I attempted (and failed) to read on three non-consecutive occasions. So maybe it's best that I don't attend said event.

4. On the same night that America's premier feminist historian is presenting, another event of monumental proportion will be taking place: the release of Twilight on DVD. There are a few midnight parties going on around town on Friday night and I am not ruling out the possibility of attending, especially if I can persuade a sister or sister-in-law to go with me. It's not that I'm a fangirl, really. It's just that sometimes it's fun to join in the festivities.

I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out.


Lilianne said...

I'm convinced that Idaho Falls is the windiest city on the face of the planet - it's always blowing there. And my extended family all raves about how I.F. is the most beautiful place ever. Seriously? I mean, don't get me wrong, it has some good parts, but it's certainly not God's finest creation. It goes to show that the adage, "you can kick the man out of Idaho, but you can't kick Idaho out of the man" has some overwhelming truth.

I'm glad Miriam has some sense in her at the ripe age of four. That place IS cold and windy. What a smarty pants!

Camille said...

GO to one of the parties! I can't comment on Twilight but I would jump at the chance for a celebration, especially if it included an easy babysitter.

Natchel said...

Oh I'm so jealous you're in I.F. I never thought I would say that! Interesting that I miss Idaho now that I'm in Arizona... I think I miss the odd little things more than the place itself, like a favorite place to go bridge jumping, or a favorite duck feeding spot along the falls, or a favorite place to eat! Mongolian Grill is in the little plaza with the Dominos pizza and the Dollar Tree across the street from Garcias in the mall parking lot. It's a seedy little whole in the wall place but has the best DIY mongolian stir fry... sigh. Oh I.F.

sarah said...

i used to agree with lilianne until i moved to rock springs, wyoming. now idaho falls really is a great and beautful place! :) although still cold and windy, i think it's less windy than wyoming. i love idaho now!


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