On Thursday, July 9, Ryan, Sadie and I crossed the Washington/Idaho border and drove up the Lewiston, Idaho grade to our old town of Moscow. For me it had been since 2004 that I had visited this place; for Ryan, since 2003, when he graduated from the University of Idaho. We both were very quiet, except for the occasional sigh of, "Wow," from one of us, as we drove into town and past familiar locales and scenery. Over the course of the next 3 days, we observed how many memories from Moscow were locked away and could only surface by being back there. It was fun to reminisce about the early years of our relationship, having moved out to Idaho without ever seeing it before, taking a big leap together, and accepting the place for all its foibles and charms.
We were able to appreciate the area with new eyes this time around, and we left knowing that we will return to this place again and again.
Sadie was born and adopted in Moscow. Here she is surveying her old stomping grounds at Philips Farm just outside of town.
We stayed with friends Leanne and Mark during our visit, and were greeted with hand picked and battered morel mushrooms, freshly caught fish, and plenty of wine and beer!
On Saturday morning, we made sure to make a stop at one of our favorite haunts from our Moscow days: the expansive farmers market.
All photos © Chace + Smith Photography