(This was originallyposted on North Idaho Life on Facebook on March 30, 2016) *Click North Idaho Life to go to the original post*
If this doesn’t fit here go ahead and remove: I am the Raul portion of this account. I’m here writing today to file a complaint. First, a bit of background. My wife, my kids and I had gone out to CDA on a truly random road trip from the plains of Fargo/Moorhead. I’ll be the first to admit. The pan handle is amazing, breath taking and flat out stunning. I said what all tourists say when they show up in a beautiful place and a said “I wish I could live here”. Then after a short thought process I said “Why DON’T we live here?” “What’s holding us to the plains?”. The usual thoughts come to mind, a decent job with seniority, family near by, friends and comfort in the known. But Amber and I have always been nomads, at work everyone knows us as “gypsies” because of how often we had moved in the past and how often we move in our area. So that’s the background. Now for the complaint. I tired of this page. TIRED OF IT! You guys/gals CONSTANTLY posting your breath taking views, your beautiful clear streams and waterfalls, your majestic wildlife…. It’s never ending. Amber says SEE SEE we should move there and live there. So I come back with OH YEAH?! Look outside! See our views! There! The brownish hews of the plains! LOOK! we have a giant river that is mud colored our WHOLE “valley” is named after it! How do you folks expect me to compete?! HOW?! So please refrain in the future from showing the majesty of your state and tempting us to move there……. But in all honesty. It would be awesome to move there. Good work all of you. From a midwesterner used to plains, swamps, and mosquitoes the size of humming birds.