Feb 182013

We woke up early this past Saturday morning and hit the road with Airstream in tow with a b-line in mind to the town of McCall in stunning Idaho.

I have never been to Idaho. Hubby has been telling me for years how beautiful the state is and when we arrived, I was in complete awe. The scenery here is just something that if you have not had the opportunity to experience, should be added to your bucket list.

The mountains, the rivers, the wide open spaces and how they all come together is completely breathtaking.

We are staying at the McCall RV Resort and the amenities here are perfect! Full hookups and they refill your propane tanks for you! There is an indoor pool with hot tub and full work out facility right at our Airstream’s door steps. Nice and so convenient!

Since Saturday we have experienced skiing at Brundage Mountain Resort and have met some of the nicest people around. Everyone here in McCall is very proud of this town and they are happy to share their love for it with anyone who will listen.

I look forward to sharing with you more of our adventures in depth here on J5MM but in the meantime if you would like you can follow our updates on J5MM’s facebook page and click like if you too would like to experience what we have so far { http://www.facebook.com/J5MMAirstream }.

Tomorrow we are experiencing a snowmobiling adventure to hot springs! We had to take Oliver to the “Happy Dog Inn” where he is surely being pampered beyond belief by wonderful Auntie Barbara. I did try and figure out the logistics of bringing him along on the snowmobile but since I have never snowmobiled before and since it is FREEZING cold while you are underway I opted for Ollie to stay in a warm cozy home. Ugh, we miss him. Especially B.

We also have a lot of fine dining, brewery tours and art galleries along with other outdoor winter adventures to share with you that the town of McCall offers.

I also look forward to strolling the town and taking as many pictures as I can to help you get a sense of how it truly is here. Magical!

Thank you for following and I hope you like what we are up to because it is our mission to share with you what this wonderful town has to offer so if you do come to McCall, you’ll have a great sense of places to go and things to do!


McCall Trip Roundup:

Part 1: Arriving ♥
Part 2: McCall Town Guide ♥
Part 3: Skiing Brundage Mountain and Apres-Ski at the Shore Lodge ♥
Part 4: A Snowmobile Adventure to the Burgdorf Hot Springs and Beyond ♥
Part 5: A Day at Tamarack Resort ♥
Part 6: Apres-Ski at Rupert’s in Historic Hotel McCall ♥
Part 7: A Culinary Adventure in the Forest ♥
Part 8:  Brundage Cat Skiing Adventures & Apres-Ski at the Pancake House ♥

Feb 092013

Recently I upgraded cameras from my beloved Canon T2i to the Canon 5d Mark III.  You can see the comparison of them below:

One thing you may notice are the camera straps — they are absolutely the cutest camera straps ever and they are made by Capturing Couture.

Camera Straps by Capturing Couture

From hiking to the tops of mountains to exploring farmer’s markets down below, it never fails that someone approaches me and asks “Excuse me, where did you get that camera strap?  I absolutely love it!” Even men approach me because they want to buy one for their daughters, girlfriends or wives.  I’m telling you — these straps are gorgeous and I feel that the pictures below really don’t do them justice because you have to feel them to believe how wonderful they are.  The roses are so soft and the back of the strap is lined with black velvet.  Pure perfection!

I am very happy to share where I got my  two straps from because not only does this company produce many different varieties of camera straps to suit everyone’s taste – they are on a mission.

Every camera strap purchase comes with a benefit.  Capturing Couture donates a percentage of their profits to the associated charity listed below.  They believe in giving back to the community and I think that is wonderful!

  • Orange Organza:  American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  • Cream Organza:  Jessie Rees Foundation
  • Hot Pink Organza:  Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Purple Organza:  Laura’s House
  • Turquoise Organza:  Children’s Hospital of Orange County
  • Harmony Guitar and Camera Straps:  Little Kids Rock
  • Cobalt Blue Organza:  Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
  • Posh Plaid Organza:  Dress for Success

Valentines day is just around the corner and hubby is well aware with my obsession over these straps.

I tell him, I’d love roses, but ones that will last a lifetime *hint – hint*

Wishing everyone a very happy Valentines Day



Feb 062013

If you are a regular reader of J5MM you may have heard me mention that wintertime is my favorite time to be with my Airstream. Spending our days outdoors in the snow to retreat into our warm and cozy trailer at the end of the day is something hubby, B and I enjoy.   Once we get settled in, the boys either read or play games while I’m whipping up our apres-ski dinner menu.  Then after dinner we typically pull down the shades and watch a movie together.  This time it was especially enjoyable since we had our little pup Oliver with us.  He fits into our “wolf pack” Airstreaming family just perfectly!

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