McCall Winter Carnival



January 29, 30, 31, 2010


We decided to go up through Weiser, Cambridge, etc.
We actually got out of town early...we planned to be up there early to see all the
ice sculptures before the crowds got there... best laid plans of mice and men...

Outside of Weiser white smoke began billowing out of the car...

A little over an hour later the tow truck arrived to tow us back to Weiser...

A couple of hours later it was determined that the radiator was completely clogged...
the guys at Steve's were really wonderful and gave us a loaner car for the weekend

Lets try this again... but now we were late, not early...

the historic Adams County Court House

Little Ski Hill... the second oldest ski hill in Idaho (after Sun Valley)

Downtown McCall

Our "home-away-from-home" while in McCall

The fireworks Friday night were fantastic!


Looking out the back of the house

They seem to have gotten quite a bit of snow!

"Ridley's Wilderness Playground"

"Good times on the Salmon" McCall Mountain Accents

"Gear Fun Park" Holiday Inn, McCall Mites Hockey

"Browsing the Willows" Accommodation Services

"Rainbow Over the Creek" Pancake House

"Wild Idaho" Idaho First Bank

"Running Wild" Napa Auto Parts

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" The Mill

"Wild Boating Adventure" Kap's Parts Plus

"Mt. Snow Angel" McCall Chamber of Commerce

"Spuds Gone Wild" Mountain Lakes Realty

"Dinner Time" Toll Station Pizza & Pasta

"Sitting Pretty" Bella Kitchen

"Wild Bar" Bistro 45

"Catch and Release?"

"Kelly's Whitewater Park"

"Native Settlers of Idaho" Krahn's Home Furnishings

"Wild Idaho Rivers" Frontier Communications

Cindy, Jim, Leann, and Ryan
The friends we stayed with... waiting for the parade to start

Jim and Annie

Jim took this picture of us

"Sharlie Safari" Star News

The parade starting point

Outside McCall Pet Outfitters and Supply

Idaho Wild Turkey" US Bank & Hometown Sports

Are those the official river rafting footwear?

The parade ends, and the street fills with people!

Leann and Ryan leaving in the after noon

After a little rest we head back out to see more sculptures

"Back Country Boogie" Old Town Station

"The Chicken or The Egg" McCall Breakfast Lodge

"Bear River Raft Company" Lardo's

"Chain Reaction" Shore Lodge

Smokey's Wild Ride" Payette National Forest

Here is the ranger to get her picture taken


"Call of the Wild" McCall Memorial Hospital

"The Wild Things in Idaho" Paul's Market

"Whoo Dat?"


Annie is not going to let Jim leave without her!

Snow fell during the night and continued to fall, covering the sculptures

I think this barn has had its better days

We stopped for lunch at the Whistle Stop in Cascade

The Cascade Depot

Cougar Mountain Lodge

Horseshoe Bend hill

Nampa's Sugar Factory

Home Sweet Home!

Marty wants us to take him with us next time!

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