A girlfriend was in town visiting last week and I was on a mission to find things to do with a baby in tow. We both love waterfalls but I didn’t feel like doing the two and a half hour drive to Shoshone Falls, especially since I was just there a month or so ago. A quick Google search led me to Jump Creek Falls located in Owyhee County, about an hour drive west of Boise. The falls themselves are small but beautiful and the water appeared to be safe for wading and water play.
If you’re looking for an activity to do on a Saturday morning you should check out the markets in downtown Boise. There are actually two within walking distance of each other and you can easily spend several hours exploring the various crafts and culinary offerings. The Boise Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October while the Capital City Public Market runs Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through December.
There is an entire list of things Luke and I want to explore in Idaho. However, with only 52 weekends in the year minus those allocated for travel, Luke’s work trips, winter (brr!), and normal weekend commitments, there just aren’t enough days to do it all. However, I have all week! And so I’ve decided to do some exploring on my own. And by my own I mean with Olivia and girlfriends.
Whenever we travel, Luke and I always fill our time visiting parks and museums, wandering city streets, going on hikes, taking tours, etc. but it seems we fail to do the same in the places we live. There are still things I wish I had done in Hawaii! Needless to say, we are determined to explore Idaho and now that the snowpocalypse is over, we can actually do that. Continue reading “Exploring Idaho: Shoshone Falls”
I’m not sure if it’s the number of Nancy Drew novels I read as a child or my passion for solving things, but I’ve always wanted to be a detective. Last night I was able to live out this dream at Escape This Live, one of Boise’s versions of the current escape room trend.
If you’re not familiar with escape rooms, they are a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategy to break out of a locked room. This particular escape game was pirate-themed and involved several different types of padlocks, keys, and puzzles. I went with seven other ladies and we worked together like a well-oiled machine. We escaped with the second best time in the history of the room! Needless to say, it was a blast. The cost to play is $30 per person, but we found a Groupon which brought the admission down to $17.25.
I don’t want to give away any of the details of the room, but I will say I expected there to be more riddles or puzzles that required some depth of knowledge. Also, it seemed that once a clue was used to solve something its purpose was exhausted. It would have been fun to have a few items come back into play. But all things considered, it was a total blast and I’m looking forward to doing another. Rumor has it there’s a wizard-themed room opening soon!