I grew up in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in the 1970's and 1980's, living in Boise (several times), Walla Walla, Kennewick, Beaverton, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. My dad managed and owned restaurants and we moved frequently. I don't think my little sister liked moving, but I sure did. Each new place was a new adventure.
By the time I reached junior high we had settled down in Boise, where the family remained until I finished high school. I tried to leave but eventually came back to Boise to attend Boise State University, where I met my wife. We both graduated in 1995.