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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Life in a Small Town

If you wanna hear my daughter's "anger management class" story go read it and have a laugh. Yep, we're alike in the humor department. But this is absolutely a true story!!! THIS is who I took along with me on this day!

I'd like to show you our little town in Idaho. We like it here and it's a relatively middle size town of 80,000 people but has a small town feel to it. This is a small new strip mall down the street from us. It contains an Italian eatery, a physical therapy office, a home decor shop, a bookstore with coffee shop inside, a Don Aslett cleaning supply store and 2 physicians offices. They have a small little picnic area next to the bookstore to sit in the spring, summer and fall to have a drink and chat. Nice little area. There is an upscale housing development behind this little group of offices and stores.

The day I took this trip around the town was a cloudy day during thanksgiving holidays.

This is a neat old victorian style house that I pass each time I go to the grocery store.

Another house on the same street.

And another one decorated for the holidays.

Arriving downtown, I parked near this grassy park area. The mural on the building is original to the building and the small band area allows "concerts" of local talent if there happens to be something going on downtown.

"Main Street America." My daughter from California was visiting for the holiday and we started down the "main" street of town. Here we have a little antique mall and tiny coffee shop. I guess you don't even have to ask where we "started" the tour.

This was originally a bank but has been abandoned for many years and is now an office.

Further down the street is a cafe called Little Kitchen. I haven't been to it but it has been recommended to me and we plan on going there in the next few days for breakfast. It was quite crowded this day. But a friend said they have fantastic breakfasts. We'll see!

Here we are at the tiny coffee shop having a chocolate muffin and a drink. Next we'll show you the antique shops. That's my daughter sitting there.

I really do like being in a town this size. Just big enough to be a small fish in a big pond but small enough to not have to travel very far no matter where we go to shop or eat.


  1. Looks like a very nice place to live...can't wait to see the antique shops!

  2. Hi Connie, I arrived here via Nancy, a newly-found mosaic friend :-) love your blog, you are prolific! Such pretty and interesting places! I'll be back to see more :-) Diane

  3. What a great time! I laughed so hard when I read Nan's story. Love the sense of humor! I'm sure you too have many giggles together.

  4. It's nice when you like where you live. Sounds like you and your daughter had a great day

  5. Funny, those places look very familiar.

    Everybody loves that white house behind the Albies and yet it has been for sale as long as I've lived here.

    I have to admit, I enjoy our small town too!


  6. Hi Connie! Looks like you two have a fun day planned. I can't wait to see it. I love your town. Deb

  7. Connie, this was a fun blog, love those houses.

  8. Read your daughter adventure in anger management. Being a quiet person who hangs out in the corner I was like whoa this lady gave that jerk whatfor.

    Your little town is beautiful and thanks for the tour.
    Roberta Anne

  9. Hi Connie,

    Your town looks charming. We don't have a true downtown where I live. Everything is all spread out. It looks like you two will be having lots of fun.


  10. Hey Connie... I love your little town... It is perfect... I am one who loves to visit small towns because they have so much charm... Thanks for posting this today...


  11. Hey Connie!
    Your town is so nice...and it does have a small town feel to your downtown area...very pretty. How wonderful that you have had a visit from your daughter...I know you all are having a wonderful time together!

    Stop by when you get the chance...I am having a 100th post Christmas Giveaway....stop by are always welcome. I have missed you girl!


  12. Hey Connie; Your lovely town looks like my town. Auburn sounds like where you like. I love living here I was born and raised here, and it has changed so much from when I was little. Thanks for sharing you town with us.


  13. Thanks Connie for the answers, I just live & learn each and every day!! Peace

  14. Hey Connie how are you? Mike and I are contemplating moving to Idaho in Idaho city a place called Placerville..his grandma passed away a year ago and the cabin she has is one we both love but I love it here too..gotta know if they have a joanns and michaels and this is really a little little towns..just wondering how far away you are...Take care and stay outta trouble...Gina :)

  15. I'm in a small town too. I love your pictures.. Thanks for sharing

  16. OK, spill it Connie, where in Idaho do you live? I think I need a bite of that muffin!


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