I have to admit, I have a bad attitude about living in Idaho. I have since the first day I stepped on the BYU-Idaho campus in 2009. I've had my bouts of appreciation, but my negativity overshadows those moments. I have heard that Rexburg is not a fair representation of what Idaho really has to offer--I'm starting to believe that.
Matt is an adventurer and really appreciates what every place has to offer, including Idaho. I love the outdoors, especially the mountains. (I was spoiled to have grown up across the freeway from the mountains in Colorado.) Since being married to Matt, he has showed me beautiful parts of Idaho that are breathtaking. Today we went on a drive to Swan Valley, Idaho to see the Palisades. Oh. My. Goodness. It was beautiful! Everything was so lush and green, and the mountains were amazing. I admittedly fell in love with Idaho. I love the little towns we drove through. I love the country living. I love the open space. I really gained a new appreciation for Idaho today. I regret the time I have wasted on hating Idaho. I'm grateful that Matt takes me on simple, beautiful adventures.
And you are right, Idahoans, Rexburg is not a fair representation of Idaho.