Valentine’s Day. A day many women look forward to and many men dread. I can tell you, as a married man, the day holds a special kind of foreboding, and one that I soooo don’t look forward to. For me personally, I really do try my best to ‘one-up’ what I did the previous year, and that often times takes some creativity and research weeks before that dreadful day!
My wife is not one for big and lavish gifts. Of course, she wouldn’t mind it, but for her, just ‘doing something different or new’ holds just as much importance as some lavish and gaudy piece of jewelry or gadget. So what to do!
Over the Summer we had taken an exciting and more importantly ‘uneventful’ family vacation road trip that took us from Boise, to Las Vegas, across to California and Disneyland, up the coast to Santa Barbara, the Monterrey Bay Aquarium through Reno and back home. The wife especially had a good time on our short jaunt through Vegas so I decided early on to make Valentine Day reservations for one night in Jackpot, Nevada, just 2 hours south of Boise. Perfect!
Shoshone Falls to put on a Valentines Day show
The day before Valentine’s Day, the local news station put out this additional tidbit of information that Idaho Power would be releasing additional water into Shoshone Falls, creating a most spectacular sight for the day. Again PERFECT! Shoshone Falls was on the way to Jackpot, plus my wife nor I have never been. SWEET!! Shoshone Falls was added to the day’s events.
We left Boise on Valentine’s Day afternoon, and our 9yr old daughter in the capable hands of her older college-aged brothers, and made our way briskly to Twin Falls, Idaho and down narrow cliff-side roads to the majestic Shoshone Falls. Being our very first time visiting the falls, and on a day such as this when the water spilled down steep cliffs in tsunami sized fashion, it was the perfect choice for us and my wife.
Valentines Day Pictures of Shoshone Falls
Jackpot isn’t much to gawk at. A small border ‘outpost’ situated in the middle of nowhere just across the Idaho state line into Nevada. It boasts an awe inspiring 4 or so small casinos, with the largest being Cactus Pete’s.
Although my gambling ‘luck’ was as dismall as the ninth plane of Hell, the wife’s luck on this most awesome of days for her couldn’t of been any better as she won literally ‘hundreds’ on the slots, which ended up capping off Valentine’s Day on as high as note as could be conjured.
And with that, another successful Valentine’s Day was in the books, but I KNOW I couldn’t of been the only ‘lucky’ soul out there to survive this day unscathed. Let’s hear from you? How did Valentine’s Day go on your end?