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Vacation in McCall, ID

A close up of an ice cream cone

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We’ve only driven through McCall, ID a few times but never stopped for longer than it takes to eat a burger. My hubby, son, and I stayed in McCall 3 nights and loved it. Fun, sun, biking, fishing, boating and a large condo on the beach (which was thanks to a friend of a friend).

This saved us a bundle and the whole trip was about $250; food, gas, lodging and all. We are so thankful to God for giving us this opportunity to rest and and enjoy each other’s company. Hope these snaps brighten your day.

We did plenty of “enjoying the day;” the weather was perfect; mid 80’s. Ahhh. I loved sitting on the dock and sipping my coffee; bed head and all.

A woman sitting on a dock next to a body of water

This was our beachfront condo (huge thank you to Vadim’s friends!!)

A body of water with a building in the background

A pretty stop on our biking trail:

Natasha, her husband and her son standing next to a body of water

I couldn’t stop him:

A man standing on a tree stump

Natasha Kravchuk standing in front of a body of water

A man riding a bicycle next to a body of water

We borrowed my parents boat.
Ha ha, I couldn’t resist. I’m pretty sure this was a failed attempt to cast the line but at least I put forth lotsย of effort.

Natasha standing in a boat and throwing in a fishing pole

Our 3-yr old got a fishing pole for his b-day. He gets so excited when he catches a fish and shouts “I got something, I got something!”

A little boy sitting in a boat and fishing

I also learned to start and drive the boat:

A woman sitting in a boat in the water

Our favorite spot to eat was a popular little restaurant called “My Father’s Place.” Burgers were awesome and our son really enjoyed them too (if you’re a parent, you’ll know that’s very important).

Natasha and her husband sitting at a table with their son sitting on her husband\'s lap

A close up of a sandwich in a plate

Natasha and her son sitting at a picnic table

We also had a favorite ice cream spot: “Ice Cream Alley,” where 1 scoop is enormous and even the “kid” size is huge. We went there twice.

A sign in front of a brick building that says ice cream alley

It really was hidden in an alley.

People walking around a building

Natasha, her husband and son sitting in a rocking porch swing

A little boy licking his ice cream

A close up of a little boy in a baseball cap eating ice cream

This boy loved his ice cream.

A little boy in a baseball cap with ice cream dripping down his chin

It wasn’t really hot enough to swim, but that didn’t stop these two from getting wet.

A man and boy walking on the beach

A man swinging a boy around at the beach

A man holding a little boys hand while he runs through the water and gets wet

Our last day, we toured the lake and looked at some fancy lakefront properties. These were our favorites. Aren’t they dreamy?

A small house next to a lake surrounded by trees

A large home next to a body of water surrounded by green trees

My husband fixed breakfast every morning. He got so creative!

A plate of two waffles and bananas arranged into a smile and a cup of coffee

Oh and we grilled some nice dry rubbed steak with zucchini.

Meat and zucchini on a grill

Our last night; we lit the fireplace. A real fireplace; ah bliss.

A fireplace

It was perfect.

 

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  • olviya
    September 9, 2012

    Look like you guys had a wonderful time! Love family vacations.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 9, 2012

      Yes, it was so nice. But 3 nights was not enough… I miss it allready:)

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  • Meagan
    September 6, 2012

    What a beautiful spot! Your photos are wonderful. And how is it possible that you look that cute after being on a boat?? I always look like I’ve been through a sweaty wind tunnel! Ha! Glad y’all had a great trip!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 6, 2012

      The reason I look “that cute” ๐Ÿ˜€ is because we just took of the shore on a low speed, best time for taking pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ After high speeds, I generally look like I got pummeled in the face with a giant snowball lol. ๐Ÿ™‚ your comment made me laugh when I woke up this evening after a night shift. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Lilia
    September 4, 2012

    Had to look up where McCall was on the map since Id is our neighbor state. About 5 hr drive from our house. Pictures look awesome; caught myself looking for the “like” button many times and had to laugh at myself. Beautiful family! God bless!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 5, 2012

      Thank you Lilia, city has some great views of the lake from the downtown, great scenery ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Sveta
    September 4, 2012

    Looks relaxing

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2012

      It really was. Wish you could have come with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Sveta
    September 4, 2012

    That looks awesome! Glad you had fun! I’ve never been to Idaho! Will put it on my To Visit list ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2012

      Yes, Idaho is more than potatoes ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s definitely worth a visit. Where are you from?

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      • Sveta
        September 5, 2012

        I live in NJ…but comute to NYC on a regular basis. I did travel the States a lot, just never made it to Idaho! The entire North West is missing from my “been to” list, for that matter! The closest I came was Nevada and Utah ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          September 5, 2012

          I met lots of people that moved to Idaho from East Coast and never looked back. I haven’t been to NE, but would love to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Zhenya
    September 3, 2012

    Looks like a ton of fun and the price tag— unheard of! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2012

      I know right? It was the cheapest (and one of the funnest) vacations we’ve been on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Hope
    September 3, 2012

    you must have really enjoyed it!!! :):):):):)

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 3, 2012

      Every minute of it Hope ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • vikulya
    September 3, 2012

    Aww!
    You guys are adorable) I am happy for you that you spend such a wonderful time at that place. This is probably gonna be one of those memories that won’t be forgotten in life-family vacation****
    Oh, and you cute little man… I bet he was sooo happy there.
    Keep it up, you guys:-)

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 3, 2012

      Thank you. And yes we did make some nice memories. This was our first vacation where it was just the three of us instead of a group and it was so so nice to spend so much quality time together. Life is so busy that this opportunity is rare ๐Ÿ™‚

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