Other than coming down with a head cold (typical once any break starts) on the last day of my trip, the mini-break to Boise, Idaho was great fun. My friends Tami and Jeff moved from California to Idaho a couple of years ago, and this was my first chance to get up there to see them. First and foremost, my favorite part of the visit was of course visiting with my friends. Beyond that, the cool weather and the soft water were a close second and third. A few years ago several communities in Los Angeles banned salt-based water softeners for environmental reasons. This past weekend is the first time in years that I’ve washed my hair in soft water. Ahhhh, it was so manageable and soft and easy to do. Boy do I miss that soft water!
Anyways, back to Boise. Here are some highlights…
Compared to the watching USC play at the Coliseum with it’s 70,000+ seats, Bronco stadium seemed so small. Our “cheap” seats were very close.
The city of Boise is just a few minutes from Tami and Jeff’s so we went in quite a few times over the weekend. It’s a very small and clean city. I was surprised to learn that it also has the largest Basque community in the US.
Right near Boise State there are several different museums and educational centers.
Boise Art Museum (BAM)
The White Elephant’s exhibit by Billie Grace Lynn.
A pretty sky…
There are several drive-in/diner/dive-type restaurants in Idaho that have been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives television show. We stopped in at the West Side Drive In.
A used bookstore in the Hyde Park area of Boise…
I arrived back into LA right on time yesterday afternoon and then proceeded to take three hours to get home from the airport. Rigby was happy to finally be picked up and taken home last night, as evident by these photos.