Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring break--final days in Boise

We ended our spring break in Idaho with our final weekend in Boise. On Friday afternoon we took the kids to the Boise Fry Company, where you can choose your type of potato and cut and they fry it up especially for you. They have a great happy hour in the afternoons, where you can get 2 for 1 fries and local home brews.

Nick and Ari with their fries

Myla ready to dig in

Choosing from the array of salts and sauces

Heaven for Chris

Kieran with his curlies

Shelia with her golds

Those fries are hilarious...

Chris and Beck
On our last full day in Idaho, we finally had a nice, sunny day! We took off to Camel's Back Park in the Boise Foothills.
Nick, upset that the older kids raced on ahead of him
(he wanted to be the leader)

Climbing up the hill

View from the top

The hill down

Kieran and the girls getting ready to run down the hill

Nick in another mood

Chris admiring the view

Another view

And another

Beck, Ari, Myla, and Kieran ran down the hill and back up 

Playing at the playground

"Jack and the Beanstalk," or so I'm told
Nick loved the zip line!
Then home for a rousing game of Boggle!

(Mike won)
That evening Shelia and Ken graciously let us invite my college friend Tami and her husband Matt over for dinner. Tami and I both lived in Stuen at PLU and we also overlapped in Japan. We had fun reminiscing about PLU and Japan and looking at Shelia's Japan photos.

We also celebrated the fact that Ken and Shelia had an offer accepted on a house on Saturday! Very exciting.
Matt, Tami, me, and Mike
We left on Sunday morning and drove back straight to Portland with only a few brief interludes at rest stops and a Starbucks.
Saying goodbye to Shelia

The kids
(the ones in the front row got up at 5:15 to play April Fool's tricks)

Beck showing off his muscles

Thanks, Shelia and Ken, for a fun week!

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