Boise, Idaho: Just a catch-up day. Laundry. Errands. Shopping. A much needed pedicure. Boise is the largest town we have stayed in since Las Vegas on the 10th. I needed a bookstore and an office supply store.
After taking care of business, Dave and I drove the Honda to downtown Boise for lunch at a fun brew pub, the Bittercreek Alehouse, he had patronized several years ago while attending an Oregon v Boise State football game. It takes a long while to get anywhere in Boise - traffic is terrible!
Grilled kale Caesar salad
Smoked trout with boiled egg, red onion, capers & cucumber
Grilled cheese & chutney sandwich
Spicy lamb burger
After this delicious lunch, we needed to walk! We were near the Idaho Statehouse, so strolled on by.The last time we were in Boise, we bought chocolates from The Chocolat Bar and decided to return to purchase a few gifts. Amazingly enough, the same women were working in the shop and though there were not too many people on the sidewalks today, The Chocolat Bar had a steady stream of customers purchasing lovely confections. Our favorites are the barks - dark chocolate covering such things as ginger or pistachio-and-chili - and the dark chocolate-covered caramels with sea salt. They offer mail order!
Here is a photo of our situation in Boise, but our fridge is stocked as we head out to the wilderness tomorrow morning. Until my next update, I remain, your Boise correspondent.
RV PARK: Boise Riverside RV Park - Large park near the county fairgrounds. A good location for Boise or Eagle, Idaho. Full hookup pull-throughs. 50 amp. Free wifi, bathhouse, laundry, playground. Adjacent to the Boise River and miles of bike/hiking trails. Close to shopping, but about five miles from the freeway. Some live-ins. With Good Sam discount, we are paying about $32 per night.