Boise is a very nice city, with a lot of local charm. Lots of coffee shops and local restaurants. We stayed at the Grove Hotel which has a great downtown location. We enjoyed La Vie En Rose Bakery & Bistro for lunch, a very good Basque restaurant for dinner and several other local favorites. We visited the M K Nature center where they have windows in the river bed to watch under water activitiy in the river. We also visited the World Center for Birds of Prey. We went to the Diversion Dam and recreation area where we had a picnic lunch and watched a lot of speedboats being launched. We attended the NSA stereo photography convention and went with others to the Botanical gardens and old prison. On our last day we went on a scenic train ride and a Class 3 whitewater raft trip which was fantastic!