Monday, January 5, 2009

The infamous Challis ID

Here's the back story: All growing up people would ask me, "Are you from Challis, ID", "Were you born there", "Have you been to Challis" ..... you get the picture. So, I decided that since I had never been there before, I would take the voyage for my 30th birthday. We dropped the kids off at my moms for the night and just the two of us left on our adventure. I was hoping for a little self discovery along the way. Now for the next 30 years I will have a different response to the never ending, redundant, and expected questions associated with my name.
(My parents got the name from a girl that my dad knew before my parents were married.
That is an entirely different story that I haven't got to the bottom of yet.)

My cute escort!!!

By the way, I officially visited Challis Park, as you can see! Somehow it was so funny while we were there. How many people have actually reach their own destination? ha ha

As you can see, it was a giant town. It is actually amazing beautiful this time of year.

As my CRAZY journey towards self discovery came to an end, I realized that I am no closer to discovering who I really am than before I left. What I did discover is how each day I am blessed to have an amazing best friend by my side to help me figure it all out. He pushes me to become better and embraces all the junk in between. Muah, love ya Brandon.


Jessica Potter said...

Thats so funny! My dad was raised in Challis before they moved to Marsh Valley his sophmore year!

Belnap Family said...

Oh you are hilarious. What a great way to spend your birthday! There is actually a Kimberly Idaho too. We looked for a sign that said it when we were in Twin Falls last summer, but could never find one. I wanted a picture just like yours. I guess next years birthday journey huh?

The Taggarts said...

Sounds like a fun trip! What a great idea. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Welcome to the club!

MadMadameMim said...

What a fun adventure. I'm sure there isn't a place on earth with my name on it, how fun and special for you.

Kelly said...

You crack me up! That is such a wonderful way to spend your birthday!

BTW we really missed you last night at volleyball!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. How the heck are you. Haven't seen you in forever. You guys look great. We need to get together sometime. I come to IF once every other month for work. I need to call you for lunch. talk to you later. Janet

Tim and Stacey Cardon said...

You are so funny and sassy! That's was I love about you challis! I found you through Randi! I am adding you to my list, hope that's okay!

Krissandra said...

Challis!! Hope you enjoyed your trip to the huge town of Challis!! Did you guys stop by the Challis hotsprings before you left??... Well I found you through randi too!! I will message you through myspace so that I can get your email addy to send you an invite to view my blog!!
Hope all is well :)