Boise, Idaho (May 31 to June 5)
Alan does such a thorough and well-written summary of our travels, that I’ve neglected posting anything myself. Instead of a narrative, I’ve decided to add some photos with just a few notes sharing my perspective.
I chose this as my first picture because the clouds are great, some of the city is visible below, and it shows a notable Boise landmark. The 60 foot tall cross at the top of Table Rock, has an interesting history. The Junior Chamber of Commerce had it built and installed in 1956. Due to continued controversy over its religious symbolism on public land, the Chamber of Commerce purchased a small piece of land surrounding the site in 1972.
Throughout the city, and even here on Table Rock, most of the utility boxes have been painted. Graffiti or art?
Hiking on Table Rock provided many scenic shots. Unfortunately, part of the mountain is being actively mined.
When we’re in a State’s Capitol city, it would be a shame to miss a chance to take a tour. Beer later, I promise!
On with the tours. Off to the Basque neighborhood for music, food and beer, of course.
Visiting the Raptor Center –
Then to the zoo, another hot day –
Beer time, but I left this hitchhiker behind –
Goodbye Idaho, it was fun.
Until next time!