Cobby's is a longtime local Boise soup, sandwich and salad restaurant. I like the turkey, bacon, avocado with extra pepperoncinis. All their locations have dark wood paneled walls. The potato chips are "help yourself," as is the fruit.
Shaved ice shacks are on just about every corner in Boise during the summer. Some say they're "shave ice." Some say they're shaved ice, but they're really snow cones. IMHO: shaved ice is better than a snow cone.
These rafts are ready to be hauled back to Barber Park - the traditional launch site for rafting/floating the Boise River. The float is about six miles to Ann Morrison Park, where you need to haul it in because of a dam ahead. It costs $45 to rent a small raft, or bring your own, use a rafting tube, inner tube, kayak...we even saw people floating on an air mattress.
It seems like we've seen a lot of small plane crashes in Idaho over the past two weeks. This photo was taken by a colleague, who says the pilot was fine and standing right there by the plane. Not every situation has ended that well.
That's what we're hearing every night, now that the fireworks stands are open. Idaho is a strange state when it comes to fireworks laws. You can visit stands just outside of town where you can buy firecrackers, bottle rockets and professional-grade explosives - BUT - it's "illegal" to light them [right]. The stand pictured above sells the milder versions - which are allowed just about everywhere.