I love to travel. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to travel to Idaho to visit family, I was all in. As an added bonus, a good friend of mine recently moved to Idaho and I had a chance to spend some time with her too!
Unfortunately, Josh and the kids weren't able to make the trip with me but I wasn't exactly flying solo. My parents flew with me from Chicago to Salt Lake City where we met up with my Uncle David. Then the four of us drove to Twin Falls where we would be staying.
We ate dinner at a quaint little pizza place called Gertie's where the most unique pizzas are served. As if Bacon Ranch Chicken isn't interesting enough, they also serve dessert pizzas such as blueberry pie. It might sound a little crazy but they are actually delicious. If you don't believe me, check out my uncle's plate(s)...
The next day we ate lunch at a fabulous restaurant that overlooks the gorge. It's hard to capture the vastness and beauty in pictures. You really have to see it to appreciate it.
As we began sightseeing, we had no idea that we would get to witness people base jumping off of the bridge overlooking the snake river. These guys were fearless!
Being around family members that I rarely get to see was just the best. We laughed. We cried. We reminisced. We loved.
Before I knew it, my time in Twin Falls was coming to an end and it was time for me to see my friend. I hopped on a Greyhound Bus and made the 2 hour trek to Boise. There were some interesting characters on the bus but, thankfully, it was mostly empty and I had a row all to myself.
My sweet friend, Lisa, picked me up from the station and we had the best time catching up. I first met her in my married student ward in Utah and we've kept in touch all these years. I loved spending time with her and her family.
I love immersing myself in a new city and Lisa was kind enough to explore with me.
We went to the Boise Zoo.
We visited Albertsons Stadium where the Boise State Broncos play. I wish I could have gone inside and seen that blue turf in real life!
In downtown Boise, there are random alleyways that have these amazing graffiti walls.
I was pleasantly surprised with downtown Boise. It's a pretty happenin' place! Lisa and I went to a delicious little deli that had the most amazing sandwiches. If you're ever in Boise, you've got to stop by Bleubird.
I'm so, so grateful that I was able to take this trip. I was humbled by the hospitality that my family and friends showed me. And, bonus, Josh and the kids had a great time together while I was gone! Maybe I should travel alone more often...