Thursday, March 21

On Top of the World

Monday was my birthday!   Another year older.  Wahoo!   I took the day off work and went on a morning hike with my daughter Ashley.  We hiked to Table Rock which is in the Boise foothills.  The Ridge to Rivers site has a map of all the trails in the Boise Foothills. We went on the Old Penitentiary trail which joins Table Rock trail #15 – strait to the top… 

Most of these pictures were taken with cell phones so the quality isn’t the greatest.

We started in the parking lot behind the Bishop’s House near the Old Idaho Penitentiary and hiked up the hill to the cross at Table Rock.  It took us about and hour to get to the top.  When we started it was 27* out.   Perfect hiking weather. There was a pretty good incline most of the way.

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We were about half way up the trail when I took this picture of the city below.

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Here is a picture of Ashley just ahead of me on the trail.  ( I was taking a quick breather)


We made it to the top! It was windy and chilly but the site below was oh so pretty!

This is a picture of the Old Idaho Penitentiary at the base of the trail.

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I zoomed in and got a shot of downtown Boise from the top of Table Rock.

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The cross on Table Rock that is lit up every night.

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Here I am trying to get a shot of me with the sun in my eyes and the city below


Ashley and I


And of course the Silly shot of us.


After we hiked down we stopped and shared a turkey sandwich at Big City then wandered around Whole (paycheck) Foods for awhile.   I then went to my Son Eric’s and visited with the Grandkids for awhile.   What a great birthday indeed!



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Thursday, March 14

The Grands

Luckily, my Daughter in Law is a photographer and takes the cutest pictures of Carter and Kendall.   She burned a disk for me and I thought I would share a few with you.    She is here local in the Boise area.   She’s offering a Spring special through March 31st.   You can visit her Facebook page;  Memory Lane Photography for more info.




Carter is 5 1/2 and just finished up his second year of Ski lessons. Kendall is getting into everything and will be 2 in April. They sure grow up fast!





I love them!



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Saturday, March 2

A Walk in the Park

Today was such a beautiful day in the valley.    I spent a few hours in the morning at the Family History library doing some research.  I can see how it can be addicting. 

I knew it was going to be a beautiful day so I planned ahead and brought my camera.  It was a little later than I had planned but I eventually made it down to the Boise river at Barber Park.  I didn’t see much wildlife and everything is still dead from the Winter, but it sure was nice.     I walked down the nature, walking only path. It was a nice quiet, relaxing walk.





It won’t be long and the Earth will be going through a rebirthing.  Oh how I love the changing seasons.



I hope it’s starting to warm up in your neck of the woods.  Get out and enjoy it!


You can see there is still a little snow at the top of the hills.




If I lived near the river, I would be out here wandering every day.  I should have brought my fishing pole.






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