Happy belated 4th of July Idaho! What a great holiday parade as thousands turned out to rock the red, white and blue in Boise.

We went Instagram live from my phone and there was definitely something special that I noticed this year, community. This was a parade filled with Idahoans playing together in silly water fights and cheering their community friends. Truly special.

I always get asked by friends of mine why I stayed in Boise after 10 years. I feel like most of my radio friends have been to a dozen different radio stations trying to find their own success. I think your definition of success might be skewed a bit if I'm being honest. I always thought achieving high ratings in my career would define what success would be in my mind.

There's no doubt that I've gotten high ratings throughout my career. I can check that off the list but being happy is a completely different level of success that some people only dream about. I was walking down the streets of Boise on 4th of July during the parade and saw hundreds of people that listen every day. These are the same people that I've cried with, held in tragic moments, and bumped into at the hospital.

Photo by: Kekeluv

There was a moment when things felt like in slow motion as you could see kids throwing water balloons with huge smiles, parents helping refill balloons, law enforcement joining in on the fun, and our staffs right in the middle. Where else does that happen?

I'm not sure how long I'll work in this city or where my journey will take me. I am sure of this. There is no group of duplicate cities anywhere. Tragedy struck a family of refugees days earlier and thousands showed up to hold candles high to support those people. This community doesn't back down and yes can be somewhat spoiled by all the things they might take for granted. Everyone does right?

All of that said you will very rarely meet someone from Caldwell, Meridian, Nampa, Boise, Kuna, Star, or anywhere else in the Treasure Valley that won't open their arms for you. I got to see a lot of friends during the parade and each event begins to take on a newer meaning the longer you've lived here.

Thanks again Idaho! Even with dark moments on our minds you still seemed to lift the community right back up. Enjoy some of these photos from the day 💋This is the least amount of pictures I've ever taken at an event. I decided to enjoy everyone this year instead of rushing through the parade route. You'll notice I did take a few moments to snap pics with my favorite group of ladies from Idaho Miss Amazing. I absolutely adore them and you would only be so lucky if had this group of friends.

4th of July Parade 2018