I only had one official guess about the location of my mystery photo from yesterday –
but I’m sure the rest of you were guessing in your head, right? 🙂
The one guess was Kansas (good guess, but no), and even Gary was stumped (and he was WITH me!).
The correct answer is Treasure Valley in SW Idaho.
Per Wikipedia –
The Treasure Valley is a valley in the western United States, primarily in southwestern Idaho, where the Payette, Boise, Weiser, Malheur, Owyhee, and Burnt rivers drain into the Snake River. It includes all the lowland areas from Vale in rural eastern Oregon to Boise, and is the most populated area in Idaho.
Historically, the valley had been known as the Lower Snake River Valley or the Boise River Valley. Pete Olesen, president of the valley’s association of local Chambers of Commerce, coined the name “Treasure Valley” in 1959 to reflect the treasure chest of resources and opportunities that the region offered.
One of the more interesting crops grown there is hops. I don’t think we’d ever seen that crop before!
We were in that beautiful valley in September 2016, when we were volunteering at Hope House, a wonderful ministry whose purpose is to provide a home for children who are emotionally impaired, developmentally disabled, and/or come from disrupted adoptions or dysfunctional families.