Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Weekend in Boise

Potatoes are usually the first thing people think about when they hear Idaho. But the capital city of Boise (affectionately nicknamed the City of Trees) is a pretty beautiful place.

The "city" only has a population of just over 200,000 people, and the downtown area can be walked in a few hours, so you're not dealing with a mega metropolis like New York or Tokyo. But at the same time, it makes living pretty comfortable and easy if your pace is slower than a typical overachieving Manhattanite.

The downtown area itself is nestled in between the mountains on the north side and then the Boise River to the south, so my Asian father got some pretty picturesque city backdrops on his camera.

I won't go into all the details of the city, because we've only been here a few days, but here's a few photos from our first weekend here.


They say that it's not really a tourism city but rather a very livable city. I can't speak for the latter, but it's definitely not the former if their postcards are any indication.

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