Saturday, July 9, 2011

Boise ID Weekend

I continue to be behind in everything I do both at work and at home!  Problem is it's only going to get worse as summer shifts into high gear!  This weekend we are staying home this weekend since last weekend we took a quick whirlwind trip to Boise, Idaho. 

We have been to Boise a couple of times and always enjoyed ourselves and since it was the 4th of July weekend we wanted to get out of town for a few days.  Boise was a great choice because it pt us in a position to drive back across highway 20 in central Oregon which we have never done before.  We left Seattle on Friday afternoon at 4pm and with the time change (lost an hour) we pulled into Boise at 1am.

We got up and went for a short run and then headed directly to the local Farmers Market downtown.  It's one of the best in the west as far as I am concerned.  Portland ans Olympia are still two of my favorites!

We hung out all day in Boise and took a scenic drive before heading home.  The drive through central Oregon was very pretty.  We had lunch in Bend, Oregon and then drove through the Columbia River Gorge stopping at Multnomah Falls for a quick hike.

Timing was perfect for fireworks on the evening of the third in Lacey, WA on the way home.  Perfect weekend.  One other interesting thing happened.  We finally connect with another gay couple in the neighborhood!  It's a big deal in our neighborhood.  We have seen them around ans suspected they were family and I finally ran into them at Safeway and introduced myself.  We went over and visited and they introduced us to another gay couple that lives near.  Nice to have "family" so close!  Our friend Bill can down for dinner so he go to meet them as well.

We are getting ready for a trip to Tokyo here next week.  Kent has to go over for business and I will join for a few days.  Then we have the big Alaska cruise with the family in the first week of August!  Looking forward to it all!  

One last thing - we say a great movie last night  - Horrible Bosses.  Check it out if you want a good laugh.  The cast was terrific!

Have a great weekend!



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