Oh Boise!

Trip Start Aug 15, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Holy best breakfast of the entire trip!!

We got up and drove to good ole' SLC (Salt Lake City) for breakfast at the blue plate diner and MAN! was it totally awesome! (well except for the weird guy who showed up out of nowhere and tied his dog essentially to my mom's chair as we were eating-- weird.) Still..... trumps every other breakfast yet (yes, even the french toast and belgian waffles). I got a delicious veggie omlette-- my mom got the "SMA" (spinach, mushroom, avacado) omlette-- and we both had some mucho delicious coffee. YESS! I LOVE excellent breakfasts at cool local hangouts!

After breakfast, we hit up a super awesome vintage shop in downtown SLC where we tried on some ridiculous hats, and each ended up with a ridiculously fantastic pair of cowboys boots. (Bet you'll never guess which pair is mine ;) (see picture below))

Following our little throwback to the olden days, we drove around downtown Salt Lake and did a little "drive-by sightseeing." We got to take a peek at a GIGANTIC ice cream cone, the state capitol building, the cluster of buildings belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and multiple other interesting buildings around town. (Please note the Tortilla Factory we came across on the west side of town... read: the other side of the tracks. Who thinks of tortillas when they think of SLC?? Seriously??)

After Salt Lake, we continued on I-15 north toward Boise, Idaho. Not too much going on after the Idaho border... pretty much just dust, dirt, and some farm country interspersed between those two . We DID pass a TON of potato fields intermingled in with those said farms... go figure. Idaho. Land O' Potatoes. Hahaha.

Once we hit Boise, we drove "downtown" (I thought this was a State Capitol?? Most small town state capitol I can remember!... really! does have some decent little college town areas with bars and shops and stuff though...) and packed our bellies full of some delicious Italian. (Boise is known for their Italian.... haha just kidding)

We did a little "drive-by sightseeing" in Boise as well..... alot less to see however. For one, the state capitol building was closed and under construction... Two, we really didn't see too much else besides your neighborhood bars, some old houses, and a couple churches. We DID however see this awesome sign out on the side of a street..... seriously, if you could help out... they need just a few things including eggs, milk, cheese, and AA batteries. Hahaha... who doest that??? SO RANDOM!

Well, after all that strenuous sitting and eating we headed back here to this lovely hotel where I proceeded to play around on the bell hop garment cart thingy what have you whatever you call it- ma-bob.

Now here I am, bursting at the seams, hoping that this typing will burn enough calories to loosen my stomach just enough to not roll out of bed.....

Word of warning: Eating too much Italian is bad. Also, tomorrow is the last day of the trip...... meaning the last post.....

I'm not gonna lie... I'm a bit sad to see it go......

Tune in as we finally make it down the homestretch and arrive at the new casa!

We'll keep you posted on the goings on.

Until then...... I'll leave you with a little mental image (in lieu of a quote of the day).....

Most hilarious sight of the day: (lucky for me, no evidence of this exists beyond mom's word)

Amanda strapped in her seat dancing furiously to "baby got back" followed by a half asleep attempt at the choreographed dance to "thriller."

Imagine At Your Own Risk.
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