Idahoans can be stubborn. We adamantly believe that we live in the best state in the country, that nature is best enjoyed up close and personal, and that small town life is the best kind. But even we have certain things that we simply can’t live without: traditions, foods, and feelings that remind us of Idahome. Here are just a few things that most everyone in Idaho just has to have.
1. The great outdoors.
Whether for recreation, photography, or just the opportunity to drink in every beautiful moment, Idahoans need nature to feel complete.
Most of us were raised around animals, whether on a ranch, or just a small family farm. But to an Idahoan, animals are family.
3. Mountain Dew.
Our lifeblood. Enough said.
4. Country drives.
We may love the great outdoors, but half of the fun is getting there. Lovely, winding, scenic country roads are just one more thing to love about Idaho!
5. Idaho beauty.
No other display of the sun's glory can compare.
6. The Snake River
More than half of Idaho's rivers are tributaries of the Snake River or eventually converge with it. And, as our longest river and one of the most important irrigation and recreation waterways in the Northwest, you can definitely say that its significance goes far beyond something pretty to look at.
7. Farm-fresh food.
Whether from our own backyard or from someone else's and shared at the local farmers market, fresh food is where it's at.
From Idaho's sheep-herding history to its transition into cattle ranching, meat is pretty big here. In fact, you might even say It's our favorite food group, am I right?
Idahoans eat a
lot of meat, but nothing goes better with a juicy burger or succulent prime rib than potatoes to go with it! Plus, potatoes contribute billions of dollars to Idaho's economy; so, quite literally, we couldn't live without them. Not that we'd want to!
There is a sense of peace that comes from the isolation and grandeur of Idaho's landscape. When life gets too hectic, a little solitude is the best way to refresh the spirit.
11. Idaho pride and community.
One of the best things about rural life is the small town community atmosphere and close-knit friendships that are formed.