After eight (well nine counting wheel dipping) consecutive days of riding and almost 650 miles, we took our first rest day in the Idaho state capital of Boise. The city is home to 200,000+ people and is much more metropolitan than I expected. It is very clean and most of the downtown area is extremely new. We stayed right in the heart of downtown and near the Boise State campus. Visiting the famous blue turf stadium was a must.
|Boise State Campus|
|Home of the BSU Broncos - Smurf Turf|
After a leisurely breakfast, Mark and I grabbed a cab and headed to the Serenity Spa for massages. It was a great way to relax and work out some sore spots. My knee is still bugging me and will likely require me to dial it down a little the next few days. I did ice it several times and sat in the whirlpool as well. Lunched at the Ram Restaurant with Mark, Jeff, and Katie. We kind of over did it with the desserts including a mile high ice cream pie, key lime cheesecake, and cobbler ala mode ... hey, I have burned over 32,000 calories so far.
|Me and Sandy Catching Up On The Blogs|
|Boise Capital with Mountains in Background|
|Clean and Metropolitan City|
|Gerard's Kind Of Place|
|Gail and Carl Say Goodbye|
Good night moon ... good night Boise ... good night Broncos (BSU nickname) ... good night rest ... good night clean clothes ... good night bum knee ... good night and goodbye Gail and Carl