7 of the biggest culture shocks when moving to Twin Falls Idaho
I would love to think of myself as an Idahoan, but I know a lot of people would still think of me as an outsider. I came from Nevada but Idaho is my home and in my heart. However, I won’t say that when I moved here there was no serious culture shock. No bad things just different, things to get used to.
Places closed on Sunday, places closed at 7 p.m., places closed on Monday, places closed at 10 p.m. Almost nothing is 24 hours here which was really hard for me to get used to.
It’s probably just because I grew up in Vegas, but the last 1am call is weird to me. The closing of bars in general is weird to me. In Vegas, the party just started at 1 a.m. which was another reason I was happy to go. It’s getting too crazy.
As long as you are over 18, you are allowed to conceal the carrying of a weapon in Idaho. This is not a bad thing. I’m not saying that. It was just different and weird getting used to it.
My neighbors also brought me cookies to welcome me to the neighborhood. I legitimately thought this was something that only happened in the movies. If you talk to a stranger in Nevada, he thinks you want something from them.
No one is in a hurry here, it seems. People drive a lot slower, the speed limits are a lot slower here too. Except on the highway. 80 is fantastic. I really had to get some of my road rage under control when I moved here and get used to obeying the speed limits.
You can have all 4 seasons in one day here in Idaho. It was really hard for me to get used to it when I first moved here.
I had to get used to saying Shoshone correctly. I always said it like Show-shon-ee not Show shown. Same thing with Boise. I had to learn that there is no “z” very quickly.