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Get Ready for Spontaneity
Monday, Oct 30, 2006 from Boise, Idaho
Posted: Oct 30, 2006 | 388 words | 2 Comments
If there is one thing that has been here day in and day out in Boise it’s being spontaneous. Not in some big picture with the plans for the day, but it’s the small things. Skateboarding down the sidewalk taking goofy photos. Lying down in the middle of the capital floor looking up. Dressed up in green head to toe as a last minute Halloween costume for an entire group. And the highlight of today, ICEBLOCKING!
There’s this huge grassy hill in Boise and at the top is the governor’s mansion. The tradition is to hike to the top with a block of ice and slide all the way down. What a blast! I never thought of it at any point on this trip. But if I did it would be one of the top things on my list to try.
We explored the capitol building, ate at several restaurants, went to table rock, and several other things in these first two full days. Tonight, bowling is on the list of things to do. There’s this great chill vibe here. The friends get together and just hangout all day. While Teddy and Kristy are at work the rest of us hang out with Kristy’s mom, Nancy. Nancy is way cool. She has so much youth, so much spontaneity, so willing to just hang out with crazy college students, and it’s great to see. I hope that I can be the same when I’m older. I read a lot about it in the book “Orbiting the Giant Hairball.” It just seems as people grow up they lose that ability to let their guard down, be youthful, spontaneous, and adventure seeking. My hat is off to Nancy. I may be a little biased because she has the same name as my mom. She’s also been challenging me to see if she can take the cover photo for the book.
It’s a good lifestyle out here. There are some differences with this bunch of college students compared to at MSU. They’re a little more laid back, a little more chill. Maybe it’s that whole California vibe acting as an influence. Then again, maybe it’s the sun. Teddy was telling me that they have more sunny days in Boise than they do in San Diego. I could definitely see myself living here.
Comment by Kristi Sauer
From Hugo, MN
Fabulous picture!! Looks like you fit in great with those college kids :)
Comment by Sara Baker
From Pullman, WA
hey! my hometown is Boise, and it is AMAZING, i am SO glad you're being shown around right!!