It's that magical time of year again! No, I'm not talking about the holiday season - I'm talking about the annual Idahoan trek back to California, which I will be a part of, but it won't be for the holidays. Picture this: A convoy of Subaru Outbacks (the unofficial state car of Idaho!) loaded up with Idaho Spuds heading west. It's almost as heartwarming as a Hallmark Christmas movie.

These brave Idahoan explorers, who traded the golden beaches for fields of potatoes, are now turning their compasses back to the Golden State. But why, you ask? Well, it's not just for the sun and surf. It's for the love of friends, family, and those stunning Californian sights.

Will 20,000 Idahoans be headed to California? No, but that's how many people have moved to Idaho from California

The first stop? Yosemite National Park. There's nothing like seeing Half Dome dusted in snow or feeling the icy spray of Yosemite Falls on your face. It's a sight that'd make even the most die-hard Idahoan say, "Geez, California ain't half bad." Next up, they're hitting the coastal highways. Remember how I mentioned the Subaru Outbacks? They're about to get their money's worth as our Idahoan friends take in the breathtaking views along the Pacific Coast Highway. Talk about a picture-perfect postcard moment!

But here's the best part, when they return to Idaho, they bring back a little bit of that California magic. Stories of their adventures, the laughter shared with loved ones, and a renewed appreciation for their new home. So, to all you Idahoans heading back to California this winter, safe travels! Enjoy every moment. And remember to bring us back a souvenir!

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