Just tell somebody that you’re from the Valley! Those of us who travel around the state have no doubt encountered the forced smiles of locals who are quick to remark that ‘this isn’t the real Idaho’. I usually quell the response, ‘and that’s a good thing!’ Once, a female barfly from Pocatello remarked that this wasn’t Idaho. I was wearing a ‘Bite Me’ T-shirt. As soon as her male companion went to the bathroom, she got up, came up behind me and bit me on the shoulder. That must have been the real Idaho.