Based in the heart of the beautiful Treasure Valley in Idaho, our little family of three (soon to be four!) behind Exploring As We Go is determined to do just that, fully explore the Treasure Valley to find all the grand little adventures we can. We want to love where we live, and what better way to do that than to go out and explore!
Hi there! We’re Caleb and Elizabeth Abernathy, the husband and wife team responsible for this blog. We also run Caleb Patrick Photography and love photographing family, senior, and graduation portraits as well as weddings. Despite living in Idaho for over a decade each, we realized that we had not really explored or photographed the area. Sure, we’ve gone places and done things but not actually experienced the Treasure Valley.
Caleb loves living here, though. What with sunny days and legit four different seasons, not to mention family in the area, he is perfectly content. Elizabeth, on the other hand, does not share the same enthusiasm. Growing up in western Oregon accustomed her to rain and intense greenery, two things which this corner of Idaho severely lacks. She prefers cloudy days with peeks of sunshine and two seasons: winter and springsummerfall. But family, a good job, and our photography business keep us here so Elizabeth is doing her best to love where we live.
And if our roots in Boise were not already firmly established, we had a kid who adores spending time with his grandparents. Any effort to get our homebody selves out of the house and into civilization was now compounded with transporting and caring for a baby on the go. Add college to the mix and, you guessed it, we didn’t get out much. Plus with internet and Netflix, we were set. But you can only consume so much of that before reaching a turning point.
Eventually we decided, “Enough of this! Let’s get our butts out of the house, let’s go do all the things, let’s stretch and grow our photography skills, let’s discover the place where we live, and let’s love every second of it! And, hey, let’s blog about it, too.”
So here we are.
With a toddler in tow and a baby on the way, we are determined to explore the Treasure Valley, Boise, Meridian, and Nampa in particular, to find all the grand little adventures that we can. And Elizabeth is determined to love where she lives even if there isn’t a sudden shift in the weather patterns of the area to increase the average rainfall.
Come along and join our adventures here on Exploring As We Go!
And thanks so much for stopping by!