On Monday, June 23, after gettin’ the hell out of Dodge (Skeeter Lake), we’d planned to stop at the Airstream dealer in Nampa. Nope. That dealer is closed Mondays. We’d have to try again on Tuesday.
So we went to Boise, Idaho, to the Boise River RV Park.
We spent the day biking on the 26 mile Greenbelt bike/walking path that runs along the Boise River and into the downtown area. We didn’t bike the whole thing, but we did a good portion of it.
Our ride took us along the river, past folks swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, rafting, and floating in the river. This was a fun, fun place, with lots of happy people! Everyone we passed on the path, said hello. It was almost annoying to have to say hello back to so many people. But I loved the friendly vibe!
We rode past Boise State University, into some cool parks, right into downtown, and around the State Capitol building. We stopped for a snack at a great little independent coffee shop with an attached gift shop where we, of course, bought some Star Trek pins and some alien/Area 51 pins to decorate our rig.
The coolest thing we discovered on our ride, was an artificial wave in the river, where surfers and kayakers lined up to take their turns.
The surfers would enter the wave from the side and then see how long they could stand up. And the kayakers played by paddling into the rough water current that the wave created. This was a one person at a time on/in the wave operation, and everyone wore helmets. Not for the faint of heart.
So far, we were loving Boise!
Post Script: Mark broke one of his pairs of reading glasses today. Poor boy!