Idaho February 24, 2019
9 Surefire Signs That You Definitely Belong In Idaho
Not sure if you belong in Idaho or not? Well, there are a few surefire signs that will let you know right away whether you’ll like living in the Gem State. Idaho is definitely a bit different from other states, and those of us that live here enjoy living here a certain way. If you find yourself identifying with any or all of these nine signs, then chances are you definitely belong right here in Idaho. Check it out!
1. You love beer and wine, especially if it's local.
It seems like a new winery or brewery pops up every other day here in Idaho. The brew and wine scene are bigger than ever in the Gem State and we honestly couldn't be any more excited. After all, beer and wine just tastes better when it's local.
2. You recognize that winter adventures are sometimes the best adventures.
People who live in other states may think that
summer is for adventures, but here in Idaho we know the truth. It's all about winter explorations here! Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, etc. The list goes on and on.
3. You enjoy having your personal space.
With a population of just 1.7 million spread out over 83,642 square miles, we have plenty of space for ourselves here in Idaho. And trust us, that's just the way we like it.
4. You prefer function over fashion.
Real Idahoans have about a dozen different outdoor jackets in their closet, each one perfect for a different scenario. Not mention sturdy boots, warm socks, and shirts made of sweat-wicking material! That's just how us Idahoans do it.
5. You don't mind helping out a complete stranger.
We're all about close community here in our state. We don't think twice about helping out someone in need or simply holding the door open for the person behind us.
6. An appreciation for nature is in your blood.
If there's one thing that signifies a
real Idahoan, it's a deep love for our natural surroundings. After all, we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. So naturally, we hold our outdoor landscapes close to our hearts.
7. Fishing and hunting is your idea of a relaxing weekend.
Speaking of nature lovers—If you ask an Idahoan what they're doing for the weekend, chances are they'll reply with plans of fishing, hunting, camping, or simply exploring the outdoors. We don't need any other types of entertainment when spaces like this are right outside our doors!
8. Predictable weather bores you, and you're well-versed in talking about the weather in conversation.
Snow in the summer? Random thunderstorms that last for only a few minutes? We've seen it all and nothing really surprises us anymore. However, that doesn't stop us from working the topic of weather into conversation whenever we get a chance.
9. At the end of the day, you realize the truth in the phrase "There's no place like home"—Idahome, that is.
No matter whether you're a longtime Idahoan or a newcomer to the Gem State, you realize that there is simply no other place in the world like Idaho. No matter where you go in the future, Idaho is always home.
How many of these surefire signs call to you? What else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments! If you enjoyed this list, be sure to check out
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