Several months later, I got a call from my friend Amanda, whose work was being shown in the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Container Show.
"You'll never guess where I am!" she said. "I met this woman who was also in the show and she invited me to her amazing house..."
Well of course I just about fell over. Because I knew exactly where she was. Weird.
Jan Cox, the artist homeowner, invited Amanda to participate in the cool project, a show she would be putting on at her house. The event was not open to the public, but each artist was able to invite a few people to the Friday night friends and family dinner.
Amanda needed someone to photograph her work, and Shaun, not being a professional artist himself (thereby eliminating any potential conflict over whose work the photos would be), was just the fella for the job.
So we used our $50 Alaska Airlines Companion Fare to buy tickets to Boise and prepared ourselves for one very sweet Valentine's Weekend.
Can you believe I needed a whole post just for the intro? Oh dear. More to follow. And LOTS of pictures. I think Shaun took several thousand. OK, several hundred. So I'll actually be showing lots of restraint.
To Idaho we go!