Lets check out some birds
Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
158Trip End Feb 21, 2014
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The center was located around 7 miles outside Boise and was very impressive. I have to admit it's really sad to see such wonderful creatures in a cage but as the signs in the center kept reminding us this is not a zoo and all the birds here are either not fit to be released into the wild or are protected under a endanger species breeding program. Most impressively we saw three California Condors (The biggest bird of prey in North America). There are currently only around 400 of these birds left in the world which was even closer to extinction 30 years ago when there was a mere 22. All 22 birds at that time were captured and put into a breeding program and now this center holds the most captive in the world (All of their young will be released into the wild i should add). Other highlights were seeing a Bald Eagle and an owl up close
Next up lunch and our first chance to hit up a Man vs Food location (for those of you that have not seen the Travel channel show "Man vs Food" shame on you). We went to the "Flying Pie" pizza restaurant which is famous for it's triple habanero pizza. We decided not to take on this challenge and instead went for the sour dough pesto pizza with jalapenos and fresh tomatoes -yum. The food and the staff were awesome and Leslie was particularly impressed with Soda machine which had a picture of the rapper "Ice T" on the ice tea fountain and a picture of "Ice cube" on you guessed it "Ice". I was more impressed with the selection of beers (Les will be driving this afternoon me thinks). We honked the horn on exiting the restaurant which is a tradition to show the staff how much we appreciated there work.
The afternoon was spent in downtown Boise, which seemed eerily quiet. We checked out the Basque section of town (Who knew that Boise had a Spanish immigration problem?). The temperature was tipping 100 degrees so we sought shelter in a bar where we met Desiree our barmaid who told us all about how she was being deployed to Afghanistan in a few weeks as a fighter plane mechanic
Back at the hotel for a quick snooze before walking back down town for dinner "Bittercreek Ale House". More beer and food was consumed. (Leslie would like me to mention her yummy kale caeser salad and currywurst meal)
Wow what a busy and possibly very boring day for those of you reading this. Tomorrow we leave Boise (which i give a Chris Marshall city score of 7.5). Cool place to visit but way too hot for me.
Until next time. Love you Byyyye