This week’s question: Where is your favorite place to vacation in Idaho?
Damond Watkins -- RNC National Committeeman. I would have to say simply the open road in Southeast Idaho on an autumn setting sun. There is nothing in Idaho that invokes the great agricultural determination than a rolling potato farm, just before harvest. Idaho has many beautiful places but for me, Southeastern Idaho is a perfect balance between recognition of our environment is precious and our determination to protect it.
Blossom Johnston -- Program Officer- J.A. and Kathryn Albertsons Family Foundation. For our family it’s just about anywhere that we can experience nature—which is quite a few places in this state. Some of our favorite family and friend memories include a campfire, kayaking, smores and outhouses. The state is filled with amazing places to vacation—depending on what you want or need. For us camping scratches the itch for stressbusting whether in a lounge chair or paddling across a pristine mountain lake. Growing up in Hawaii, I know what beauty looks, feels and acts like – Idaho is as beautiful, just different.
John Zarian -- General Counsel, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. The Teton Valley. Our family has SO many fond memories of trips there over the years. We absolutely love Grand Targhee, hiking to the Wind Cave, drive-in movies at The Spud, huckleberry shakes at the Emporium, and the Fourth of July parade and rodeo!
Travis Hawkes -- Managing Partner, Riverwood Strategies. McCall! We love the lake in the summer and the snow in the winter. McCall is an Idaho gem that our family loves!