Idaho January 04, 2018
9 Undeniable Habits That No Idahoan Can Ever Unlearn
You can take the Idahoan out of the state but you can’t take the state out of the Idahoan. That is one statement that most people who were born and raised in the Gem State will agree with. We enjoy doing things a certain way here in Idaho. These habits are so ingrained in us that we find them pretty difficult to unlearn. How many of these nine undeniable habits have you caught yourself doing?
1. Valuing function over fashion.
Idahoans are prepared for any circumstance and any change of weather. You sure as heck won't find a true Idahoan under-dressed in the winter and vice versa for summer. We're not too concerned with the latest fashion trends, but we are concerned with dressing comfortably.
2. Greeting strangers on the street.
Here in Idaho, we're friendly to our neighbors. We wave and greet strangers as we pass them on the street, even if that means just giving someone a quick head nod in their direction. Oh, and we say "please" and "thank you", too.
3. Looking for huckleberries whenever we're on a mountain hike.
Every Idahoan knows that huckleberries are like pure gold during summer when they pop up in bushes all over the mountains. These delicious berries are a highly anticipated once-a-year delicacy. We just can't help ourselves from keeping an eye out for these heavenly berries when we're out on a hike.
5. Leaving our houses and cars unlocked because we trust everybody.
Alright, maybe Idahoans are a little bit
trusting, but who can blame us? One of our cities was just named the
safest in the world.
Locking up may be a requirement in some cities, but it's optional here in Idaho.
6. Eating meat and potatoes for every single meal.
Is there any better combination? I think not. Meat and potatoes are the two things Idaho does best and we'll never tire of eating them.
7. And consuming ungodly amounts of Mountain Dew.
If Idaho could have an official state beverage, this might just be it. Admit it. Every Idahoan has their favorite flavor of Mountain Dew. Baja Blast is a personal favorite, but nothing beats the original.
8. Cringing whenever someone mentions they just moved here from out of state.
Idahoans may be friendly, but we are also very protective of our territory. Idaho is growing more than ever right now. In fact, it was just named the
fastest growing state in the country.
Our only request of newcomers is to keep our lovely state the way it is.
9. Getting dirty.
We're the type of people that don't mind a little dirt. In fact, everything is better with some dirt on it! If you admittedly have a dirty truck or muddy pair of boots right now that just means you were out creating some amazing Idaho memories.
10. Feeling an immense amount of pride for our college sports teams.
Idaho doesn't have any official sports teams, so we focus all of our energy on our college sports. Whether you call yourself a Broncos fan or a Vandals fan, the love for your team will never die out and you often find yourself defending Idaho sports to non-Idahoans.
What would you add to this list? Living an Idaho is a unique experience that many people don’t understand. Be sure to check out these
15 Things Every Idahoan Wants The Rest Of The Country To Know.