SpringHill Suites by Marriott--Boise
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... We drive over to the other side of the street and Heidi is filling the car with gas. My first order of business is to get GyPSy (Heidi has taken to calling her Alexis, but I cannot get used to that so for me she will always be GyPSY) set up for today’s destination. For some reason the name of the street in Boise that the hotel is on does not come up in the GPS but a very similar one does so I add the building number and the best we can do is hope that ...
... and the name stuck.
The name may instead derive from earlier mountain men, who named the river that flows through it. In the 1820s, French Canadian fur trappers set trap lines in the vicinity. Set in a high-desert area, the tree-lined valley of the Boise River became a distinct landmark, an oasis dominated by cottonwood trees. They called this "La rivière boisée", which ...
... because it appeared to be all flat and deserty. We quickly learned that the city of Boise has a great vibe and is a place we could probably be happy living in. They have a very clean city with great bars and restaurants everywhere you look. We checked out the Bittercreek Ale House. Awesome food and drink and a much enjoyed catch-up with Sara ...
... a sign that pointed to an overlook a little farther down the road but it still was not the spot we were looking for (although the views were pretty spectacular).
With the time change going into Idaho we arrived just before 9 pm. John's Aunt Marian was waiting for us with a gigantic feast all prepared. We sat down to scalloped potatoes, sandwiches, pickled beets and vegetables. Everything was so good. I learned that I really enjoy pickled beets. For dessert we ...
... hike/climb in the Dolomites. You can watch this YouTube video that shows a Via Ferrata at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci6n-X6O f3g
From the Italian Alps we head to Switzerland and the Lauterbrunnen Valley to take a cog railway through the Eiger (like Clint Eastwood in the Eiger Sanction!), then on to Zermatt to view the Matterhorn (hope the weather cooperates) and west ...