People In Boise Know How To Have Fun!

Rafting on the river

Rafting on the river

Day 14

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.

Man, bike, river

Man, bike, river

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!

Playing in the river

Playing in the river

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.

Downtown coffee shop & novelty shop

Downtown coffee shop & novelty shop

The State Capitol building

The State Capitol building

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.

A surfer on the artificial wave

A surfer on the artificial wave

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.

A mobile coffee shop by the river

A mobile coffee shop by the river

So far, we were loving Boise!

Post Script: Mark broke one of his pairs of reading glasses today. Poor boy!

Broken reading glasses

Broken reading glasses