Ketchum, ID to Boise, ID
Beautiful morning. Clear blue sky, pine trees, birds singing.
Took a two-mile hike on the Heidelberg Hill Trail near town.
Two places on the trip I have liked enough to go back to – Buena Vista, CO and Ketchum.
Went to Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, ID. It memorializes a place where Oregon Trail emigrants were faced with a difficult choice – a dangerous and difficult Snake River crossing, or continuing to Boise along the southern side of the river, where the route was rocky and there was less grass and water.
Visited the museum there.
Unusually, it gave a lot of space to the Native American point of view.
Got to Boise. It’s more lively than other Western cities I’ve visited. “Boise is vibrant” says their tourism bureau.
I have mixed emotions about the trip ending. I like the trip but I’m also happy it’s ending.
At 8:30 PM, the hotel’s fire alarm went off and everyone evacuated. Turned out to be a false alarm, some kid pulled the fire alarm. Walked across the street to the Spectrum, a mall that contains only restaurants and movie theaters.
Had a great mac and cheese at Mad Mac (a mac and cheese only restaurant). Saw Toy Story 4 in IMAX. Surprisingly, the movie was good. IMAX was nothing special, just a big screen and stadium seating.