Long and Winding Road
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
It was difficult for this flatlander to get used to the idea that a thumb-width distance on a map would take twice as long down the winding, corkscrew roads of Idaho. There were some knuckle-gripping rides as this Kansas native peered out the side window, where only a thin white line and flimsy barricades separated us from an imagined plunge into the tree-lined canyons.
But it was worth it to come to spots where the only sound heard was the trill of birds, and the morning air was filled with the scent of pine.
At one of Lyle's favorite fishing spots along the Payette River south of Cascade, bees fished for nectar, Randy fished for trout, and I read a good book.
His fishing expedition was unsuccessful ... at least in terms of fish caught.
But images of fall crops burning up in Kansas fields drifted away as surely as this raft full of other vacationers ... at least for a little while.
If you, too, want to listen to our "theme song" for our trip through Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, check out this youtube version: Beatles Long and Winding Road
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