Storage Wars alum Mary Padian took a break from running her store this week to visit friends in Idaho. And from the looks of it, the repurposing guru went full lumberjack as she reconnected with the great outdoors.
Ever since leaving Storage Wars in 2017, Mary Padian has focused on what she does best—finding junk and turning it into treasure. The reality star runs a business called Mary Finds. And if you scroll through her store’s website, it looks like she found her true calling in life.
But everyone needs to get away once in a while, even when they’re living the dream. And Padian did just that when she left Dallas, Texas, to spend some time with her best friend in Idaho. Padian chronicled her vacation on social media, and it looks like she had a great time.
“Love my visits to Salmon, Idaho to see my besties: The Kroul’s!” she captioned alongside a few snapshots and videos. “@emilywearskroul I get to reconnect with nature and my pals #friendsforever #storagewars #wilderness #lumberjack”
Mary Padian is living the adventurer’s dream in beautiful, mountainous Salmon, Idaho. In the first video, we see her dressed in full lumberjack garb as she chops a small pile of trees into firewood.
Then, she added a couple of photos with her best friend Emily and Emily’s adorable little girl. And the three are dressed to hike and explore the area. And finally, the reality star posted a video of Salmon’s landscape. The area is absolutely picturesque and we would recommend all Outsiders check it out.
‘Storage Wars’: Man Accused of Shooting Dan Dotson’s Son Last Year Will Stand Trial
Last year, Dan Dotson’s son, Garrett Dotson, was nearly killed in a drive-by shooting. According to TMZ, in September of 2020, Garrett was walking to his car after having dinner in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. And a man began “exchanging words” with Garrett from inside a car. The man then shot Garret once in the abdomen and fled the scene.
Garrett was able to call 9-1-1 and EMS workers transported him to a local hospital. But Garrett’s condition turned critical, and he was flown to a trauma hospital where he underwent emergency life-saving surgery. Dan Dotson’s son spent months recovering, but now he is home and healthy a year later.
Shortly after the shooting, police arrested Garrett Wilder. Wilder was taken into custody “without incident” and held on a $1 million bail. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, misconduct involving weapons, disorderly conduct with a weapon, and endangerment. And Wilder will stand trial for his crimes this week.