A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of going on a short weekend trip to Sun Valley with some of my favorite people. It wasn't a huge event, but we all needed an excuse to get away from studying and into the fresh air. I packed up my laptop and worked on designs every free moment I had on the way there and back, but the change of scenery was very much worth it.
We didn't have much planned for our one-night stay in Sun Valley, but just our AirBnB alone was worth the trip. Our AirBnB was an old, renovated schoolhouse on the same property as a renovated church that the host lives in. Complete with a spiral staircase and a bunch of very cute dogs, this quaint building was the perfect getaway for the weekend. (And also the traveling photographer's dream stay).
Our evening was filled with Catan, photos, ice cream, and my favorite pasta recipe (spoiler: it's an avocado pesto pasta recipe -- I add chicken to make it a little more filling; it definitely doesn't disappoint). With bellies full of fantastic pasta, we took advantage of the photogenic-ness of the old school house before going to get ice cream. It was the perfect weather to walk around with our ice cream cones, so we did just that before settling down for the evening with our board game.
We woke up the next morning and packed up to go on a hike before heading back to Boise. I had been sick, so I was wheezing the whole way up, but the little bit of snow and the great view was more than worth the not-being-able-to-breathe part of the hike. We had originally planned on doing a longer hike, but because we had to be back to Boise in the afternoon Proctor Mountain Loop proved to be the perfect length for our morning.
I love trips with these girls, and I am so thankful for their friendship even in the busy parts of the semester and work. I also can't wait to find more new places in Idaho for short weekend trips like these!