A river runs through it

Trip Start Jan 01, 1975
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Trip End Jan 01, 2010


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Bogus Basin Ski Resort

Flag of United States  , Idaho
Saturday, July 10, 1993

I've had two good visits in Boise, Idaho. The first time was summer 1993, as I was planning my move from Seattle to Chattanooga. I flew in, by myself, and visited my cousins Kay and Jim. Their kids and grandkids were there and we had a great party and got lots of family pictures in the front yard.

I toured the city on the little Tour Train and passed the offices of the company that supplies potatoes to McDonalds. And, I visited the capitol, thoroughly, tour and all.

I came through again in April 1999 as I moved from Chattanooga to Seattle, and stopped at
Kay's again for lunch (Jim died in 1994). Boise is a pleasant city, not too big, nice mountains all around, and a river runs through it.

Facts:
Idaho was the FORTY-THIRD state.
Date: July 3, 1890
State Nickname: Gem State
Key Words: Woods, River, Wilderness, Ski, French, Train

French trappers named this tree-rich area along the river Les Bois (The Woods). Today Boise (BOY-see) is Idaho's largest city and capital. The neo-classical capitol, completed in 1922, is faced with Idaho sandstone and filled with murals and exhibits showing the state's past.

Tour Boise on an 1890's-style train; visit Old Idaho Penitentiary and see penal methods of the 1870's; go to the state Historical Museum which has 10 different historical interiors such as mining, fur trading, forestry, and ranching.

At the World Center for Birds of Prey see the breeding chamber of California condors and other raptors.

Eagle Island State Park is 546 acres between the north and south channels of the Boise River; Boise National Forest is 2,646,341 acres containing the headwaters of the Boise and Payette rivers, and offers access to the Sawtooth Wilderness and the River of No Return Wilderness. At Bogus Basin Ski Resort you can night ski all winter long.


Boise, Idaho
Population 189,847
Elevation 2,726
Mountain and Pacific time zones
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