Family perfect: Water’s Edge Resort

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With four generations of family joining us, we hosted our Second Annual Family Campout at Water’s Edge RV Resort in beautiful Cascade, Idaho.

Situated along the banks of the Payette River, it’s the perfect little haven for family camping, fun and relaxation.

Yet it’s still quiet enough even for more seasoned RVers.

Along with our RV site, we took the tent camping site next door for the families with little kids. And those little kids had some laughing good times, with plastic canoes and play boats available to float the serene flatwater of the Payette River. They carved new landscapes in sand along the beach and gawked in awe as a pair of osprey dove into the river for fresh fish.

eFamilyCamp9224Fishing opportunities for humans abound, too, with anglers plying the waters from the Cascade bridge and from shore for native trout and other species. And you’ll find over 90 lakes and more than 165 streams within 50 miles.

Bird watchers and photographers are rewarded with great sightings of pelicans, osprey, Canada goose, ducks and other winged critters. We saw deer and fox both nights we were there.

Our hosts were gracious and anxious to please. We inquired in person about a month before the camp, and made reservations for both sites without a deposit required. Friendly staff came by offering firewood, and tickets to the resort’s specialty: a sumptuous Sunday breakfast served al fresco.

“Wake up on Sunday mornings to a delightful mountain eFamilyCampTim9140breakfast grilled outside just for you and our other guests,” their web site chimes. “The aroma of grilled ham, sausage patties, grilled potatoes and onions, French toast, pancakes and scrambled eggs will guide you…”

Those who come for the weekend but like to sleep in on Sundays won’t be left out: You get a free, fresh-baked cinnamon roll Saturday mornings at riverside.

Dinner time at our camp sites featured family favorites, with burgers and Beddar Cheddars with all the fixings, right down to the S’mores with fire-roasted marshmallows for dessert.

But the day didn’t end with dinner. A couple of us found a night sky stuffed with stars, following a foot path away from the campground. Beautiful night skies can be seen from a bend in the river just downstream from camp.

You can bend an arm making long passes during impromptu games of football, or just relax, watching the kids play by the water in this quiet, dream-come-true family campground. There’s badminton, volleyball and horseshoe pits ready for you to  play.

And lounge chairs by the water,  ready for you to chill.

Visit http://watersedgervpark.com/index.asp for more details.

If you go:

Water’s Edge RV Resort is about 80 miles north of Boise on Highway 55
Address:
P.O. Box 1018
620 North Main St.
Cascade, ID 83611
1 (800) 574-2038
info@watersedgervpark.com

 

Follow us: Summer travel routes set

Follow our adventures on the road this summer, when we’ll be traveling the better part of 10,000 miles (or more) across the continental United States and back, dragging our little 15-foot trailer the Winchester State Parkwhole way.

Our journeys take us through Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington for most of July, followed by a cross-country trek to see family in Massachusetts. We’ll visit Cape Cod, New Hampshire and Maine before heading to Liberty Harbor, in sight of the Statue. Ferries and other public transportation will shuttle us to, through and around Manhattan.

More family in Ohio and Pennsylvania, friends in Delaware, and thence…who knows?

We’ll visit with folks from roughly 25 states and tell their stories..ALJOCampChevy.and those of the land and traditions that make these places home for them.

Look for photos and stories from these travels on this blog, whenever time and connections allow us to update.

Got some suggestions for what to see? We’d love to hear your ideas for don’t-miss, out-of-the-way places that offer intimate glimpses of true American life. email me at ken@kenlevymedia.com.

Frequently requested photos: a special sale of gratitude & peace

By Ken Levy

Here is a very special opportunity to make your Christmas and holiday purchases count twice…at much lower prices. I donate 20 percent of every image you buy to the Idaho Foodbank, and am lowering my prices on many of my clients’ and friends’ favorite images. They can be found here.BarnGrandTetons
Grand Tetons and barn near Tetonia, Idaho     © Ken Levy

See many of my photos at the following venues in the Treasure Valley. The Foodbank also gets 20 percent from the sale of these images.

Stop by when you get a chance to catch the true beauty of these fine images, framed and ready-to-hang. Prints of all of these photographs are available in myriad sizes from my Web site.

Keep an eye on my New Works page for updates to my photography, and stop by my Collector’s Editions page to view some of my clients’ favorite works.

About my photos

These beautiful and dramatic images will add power and interest to every wall, in home, office or business. Printed on archival photo paper, each image is hand-signed. Prices include shipping, and I pay the tax. Email me for details at ken@kenlevymedia.com or visit my web site at http://kenlevymedia.com.

Consider making my images part of your holiday gift giving this year. Because no one should have to go hungry, and beauty makes a great gift for everyone.

 

 

 

 

Fine art + feeding the hungry = Great holiday tradition

By Ken Levy

Thanks to everyone who came out to my photo exhibits at both FrameWorks locations in the Treasure Valley. Because of  your support, I’m able to donate a nice check to the Idaho Foodbank in plenty of time for the holidays.

But it doesn’t stop there. My tradition of giving 20% of sales to the Foodbank runs all year.
Here’s how it works:

You get stunning photograFoggyTreesYachats1966phy for your home, office or as thoughtful gifts; each beautiful photo you buy also helps feed hungry people.

Visit any of my exhibits (below), and my web site, to make the perfect holiday purchase that gives twice:

At left: Coastal Inspiration, Yachats, Ore.

 

 About my photos

These professional-quality images will add beauty and interest to every wall, including those of your friends, family and colleagues. You can find a huge variety of original art on my web site.

Keep an eye on my New Works page for updates to my photography, and stop by my Collector’s Editions page to RedBarnOrchards32view some of my clients’ favorite works.

Email me for details at ken@kenlevymedia.com or visit my web site at http://kenlevymedia.com.

Consider making my images part of your holiday gift giving this year. Because no one should have to go hungry, and beauty makes a great gift for everyone.

 

 Red Barn, Hood River Fruit Loop

 

Win-win: Photo sales help feed hungry people; you get great art

 

By Ken Levy

I’m a firm believer in win-win situations. Shouldn’t everyone get a fair shot? Why should anyone have to go hungry?

They shouldn’t. That’s why I donate 20 percent of every image I sell to the Idaho Foodbank.

Each purchase you make helps feed quite a few hungry folks, and you get beautiful art for your home, business or office. Email me for details at ken@kenlevymedia.com or visit my web site at http://kenlevymedia.com.

At left: Homer’s Barn in the Fall.

About my photos

These professional-quality images will add beauty and interest to every wall, including those of your friends. You can find a huge variety of original art on my galleries or make a purchase from any of my six exhibits below:

Stop by when you get a chance to catch the true beauty of these fine images, framed and ready-to-hang. Prints of all of these photographs are available in myriad sizes from my Web site.Horse Roundup, montana

Keep an eye on my New Works page for updates to my photography, and stop by my Collector’s Editions page to view some of my clients’ favorite works.

At right: Montana Roundup

 

Consider making my images part of your holiday gift giving this year. Because no one should have to go hungry, and beauty makes a great gift for everyone.

 

Six new photo exhibits highlight travel adventures in the west

By Ken Levy

I’m showing some of my most interesting and recent fine-art travel photographs at six venues in the Boise, ID area. These framed and ready-to-hang images make beautiful wall hangings for your home, business or office.

Purchases of any of these images (including photos from my galleries) include a 20% donation to the Idaho Foodbank. With the holidays coming, this is a good time to consider fine art both as a gift and a way to help feed hungry people in Idaho. It’s a win-win situation for everyone, with every purchase.

You’ll see dramatic photographs of the Oregon Coast and Hood River Fruit Loop, scenes from Idaho and California, historical images, wildlife and much more.

FoggyTreesYachats1966Here are the venues where you can see my images. Stop by when you get a chance to catch the true beauty of these fine images. Prints of all of these photographs are available in myriad sizes.

 

 

Coastal Inspiration

I’ll be the featured artist for October at the Eagle, Idaho location of FrameWorks, 600 S. Rivershore Ln., (208) 939-7075. Keep an eye on my New Works page for updates to my photography, and stop by my Collector’s Editions page for some of my clients’ favorite works. Below, Damselflies in Love.

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On the trail: The Oregon Odyssey part II

 

Sunset, Yachats, Oregon

Photo above: Sunset, Yachats, Oregon. One of the most beautiful sections of rugged coast in  Oregon. Below right, Upper Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Below left, giant anemones in tide pool, Yaquina Head, Oregon. See more images from the Odyssey on my New Works page.

By Ken Levy

Part II

From Prairie City to Portland to Florence and back, the 2,000-mile trek into Oregon from Boise challenged us to photograph Oregon in ways few have.

For example, while our eyes may, indeed, see a coastal sunset as depicted in the above image, creating that image in a photograph is considerably more complicated. The beauty and fine detail, not to mention the exacting exposures and lighting, require careful planning, timing and a good measure of luck to make such a photograph both satisfying and memorable.

Upper Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Even  a wildly popular tourist attraction such as Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge requires a unique vision to create a special image others may not have envisioned or studied. Capturing just a piece of the falls, when everyone else is trying to catch most or all of it, makes for an unusual and intimate glimpse at the details of the beauty hidden right in front of us. In this image, the flowers in the foreground, lacy fern leaves and gentle waterfall mists intertwine for a one-of-a-kind vision.

And then there are the mysterious treasures of the tide pools at Yaquina Head. If you’re not here at precise low tide, you probably will miss the Eye of the Anemone and other creatures lurking just below the surface. If you decide to photograph, you’ll need special equipment, and knowledge, to capture the intricacies of such unusual animals.

 Yaquina Head, OregonYou are invited to take a close look at my vision of Oregon on my New Works page, which features not only images from magnificent Oregon but also other photographs taken through 2015. The New Works page is updated regularly, and I encourage you to bookmark the page and check back frequently.

I will be the Artist of the Month for September at Frame Works, 1048 Overland Rd. in the Five Mile Plaza in Boise. Come by and see some cool photos. I donate 20% of every sale of every one of my photos to the Idaho Foodbank. That includes photographs you can find on my web page at Photographer’s Art Galleries.

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