I absolutely love where I live! I really do. Boise, Idaho is a quaint, comfortable city that isn’t too big…and isn’t too small. And it has a cool name that is easy to remember when you’re a kid learning your state capitals; “Boysies and Girlsies live in Idaho.” Clever, huh?
There are miles and miles of paths and trails that meander along the Boise River, starting at Lucky Peak Dam and going all the way through Boise and Garden City and ending in Eagle.
The Greenbelt has lots of parks along it…and a zoo. Boise State University cozies up next to it as well (Go Broncos!).
Being a desert rat, I feel like Boise is lush and green (I know Easterners will laugh at that, but compared to Nevada & Southern Utah, it’s a garden paradise. Trust me).
Things I see HERON Boise are:
GEESE…Lots of them. I love their majestic bearing and trumpeting calls. I respect them at nesting time because they’re tough (I had a male charge my van one day as I paused to let his woman cross in front of me. I guess he thought I was getting too friendly, because he hissed and attacked. I was glad for the steel reinforced doors).
POND PALS: Turtles, wood ducks, blue herons, and the occasional beaver (or his mark on the world).
I love hiking, and maybe that’s why I like Boise so much. I don’t have to travel hours to go hike somewhere cool. In just 10 minutes, I can be on the Greenbelt and feel like I’m in the woods or mountains. Just like in the mountains, there are wild critters like GEESE who will attack me if I try to steel their eggs (which I don’t, but my son looks mischievous…so they always give us the evil eye and honk). But unlike the mountains, no bear will jump out and gobble me up (although there have been a few squirrels who tried).
And when I’ve had my fill of nature and my stomach growls, I’m minutes from Dairy Queen where I can STORK up on a Caramel Malt or a Hawaiian Blizzard. You can’t do that when you’re in the wilderness.
I’m linking up to DesignMom today on her Love Where You Live series. Where do you live…and what do you love about it? I would love to HERON about it. Leave a comment or link up your own post to DesignMom and highlight your home. It’s fun!
- Forbes Says Boise Is Second Best Place To Raise A Family (dmarie3.wordpress.com)