Monday, March 1, 2010

The Greatest Place On Earth!

I just have to give a shout out to all those people who find the city just too busy and crazy! This place is one of the sleepiest towns you'll ever find: Oakley Idaho.

Here there be nothing! And that's the best part! My family has owned this cabin since my great grandfather George Erickson built it. (If any of my family read this, please correct me if I'm wrong). Since then the Erickson Clan has enjoyed peace and quiet among the cows and sage brush. I have so many fond memories of playing in the creek, and flying kites in the fields. Time always stands still here. Worries are set aside and its time to reflect and enjoy the creature comforts of life.

The cabin itself is located 15 miles to the east of Oakley, in the Oakley Bason (once an active volcano. . . a long time ago). There surrounded by volcanic rock and rediculous amounts of sage brush, is the crown jewel of our family.

A place I can never get enough of, and miss terribly.

Thanks so much George and Rhoda! Would would have known how many people your dreams would influence!

There was an old farm dog named Bob that use to live next door. I remember hearing a story of how one day when my younger cousins were playing in the front yard, they came across bob, with his head in a ditch. They thought he didn't have a head. They ran screaming into the cabin, "Grandma, Grandma! The coydoties got Bob!"


  1. Sweet cabin!! It looks pretty posh, what with the low-hanging electric power line and gnarly TV antenna. J/K. It's awesome. I want to know more about the volcano and stuff. It sounds interesting.

    I was up that way last year for work for a day. I really enjoyed it. The pace of everything seems to slow down to be much more manageable.

  2. Ahhhhh serenity.....we must bask in it. I think we are all due to go to the cabin over spring in? Hey when should we have a blog party and do all that blog stuff we talked about? :) Call me! xoxoxo