LoggerXross: Orofino, Idaho


What did you get up to this weekend? I spent mine with some of the most generous and kind people I've ever encountered, in Orofino, Idaho - a small town with big hearts. 

On Feb 1, I received a request off my Facebook page to sing both the Canadian and American anthems for the annual LoggerXross event, which included the generous offer of a flight for me and my guy, hotel room and all the fixin's, and it was an offer I couldn't resist! I've never been to Idaho before, and a chance to go somewhere new, and to meet a city of new people is something totally down my alley!

Highlights of the trip - meeting the organizer/promoter of the event, Jim Engle and his wife Linda, hearing all of his stories of growing up in Orofino and his Army adventures and the personal tour of the Dworshak Dam. Another highlight was the actual performance - standing at the front of a bridge made with giant logs (with heels on to boot), singing the anthems while trying my hardest not to bail in front of a crowd of people. 

Can't wait to come back next year!


Jim Engle, organizer/promoter for the Orofino Loggercross  



The view of Clearwater River from 717 feet above ground, 17 feet higher than The Wall at Castle Black
(Game Of Thrones nerd-alert!)