Valerie

Valerie
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Valerie came to Idaho in 2017 when her husband decided to attend Idaho State University. She quickly fell in love with the state and decided she never wanted to leave. Valerie has four children. Twin girls who are nine, a seven year old boy, and a 6 year old girl. Yes they are very close in age. No that was not planned. Valerie loves to go camping and is always looking forward to her next road trip. Valerie's travel destinations and tips can be found on her website www.51centadventures.com.

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