I love Boise! It is an outdoorsy community that has wonderful trails and parks to enjoy. I love spending an hour or two walking or biking along the miles of river trails here, or heading up into the foothills just outside of town. There are lots of parks along the greenbelt with ponds and shady trees and beautiful landscape.
Boise State University sits along the greenbelt, and you can see the Smurf turf if you walk by…and maybe even catch a football practice. Fun!
The observatory is one of my favorite places. The landscaping includes a pond and creeks and gorgeous cobblestone paths running through an environment that teaches about the water cycle and plant and animal life. I’ve stumbled across a doe and her two fawns in here, and in the fall, Fish and Game release sockeye salmon and you can see them in the creeks and ponds (fascinating!).
Here is a picture of the 200 lb. fish in the pond (I forgot what kind he was because I was fixated on the weight listed on the sign). We figured he weighed as much as my 12 year old son and his aunt. Ick!
Just outside the observatory, you can catch the greenbelt and go further along the Boise River. The parks are so shady and you’ll always find students or families out playing Frisbee Golf or Ultimate Frisbee. We aren’t so good at those games, but it doesn’t stop us from having fun and making fools of ourselves.
The zoo’s close by to visit.
…as well as a rose garden…
…and Anne Frank Memorial Garden. It has the best quote wall I’ve ever seen.
Those are just a few reasons I think Boise is a HOOT! I love being one of the people WHOoooo lives here. It’s the perfect place for me! I’ve linked this to DesignMom’s Love Where You Live post. It’s so fun to look through all the different places in the world people love.
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