We are now in Sandpoint (which is in north Idaho) and so far things have gone pretty well. I am training to be Sous Chef at a great steakhouse called the Hydra. I feel very blessed with the owners who have gone out of their way to welcome us here. We are camping in a private campground a few miles south of Sandpoint in a large tent donated to us by my new boss and outfitted with with a camp table and cookstove.
We are in the process of trying to buy a house, just waiting on a full time paycheck stub (coming soon!) to make the bank happy enough to finance it.
It has been hard at times camping, the last two nights have been record setting lows, just dipping below freezing, but overall it has been good.
We took our first hike in the area today, about a mile round trip, to a place called Grouse Creek Falls. And along the way we found our first ever Black Morels! We only found three that were still good, but after being sauted they were more than enough to convince us that we might have a new favorite edible.
I hope to have a blog post soon on this wonderful fungus, and maybe another on our short hike.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement. (You know who you are.) Without it we might not have tried moving here.