Buddies, and Bears, and a Brewery, Oh My! – Boise, Idaho

We just got back home from a long road trip to visit our friends, who recently moved to Idaho. Our week was filled with adventures and catching up with great friends! Boise is a super-cool city; it’s exceptionally clean, the traffic isn’t bad at all, and there’s lots to do.

We tried to time our visit to escape “unhealthy” air quality in California, and somehow we managed to drag the smoke with us to Idaho on the bumper of our minivan.

Despite the poor air quality, I decided to take the kids to Zoo Boise with Covid-19 modifications. Masks were required and many exhibits were closed. The kids didn’t seem to mind much and had fun seeing the animals. I’m not a huge fan of caging wild animals for human entertainment, but it is what it is. My preference is always to view wild animals from a safe distance in their natural habitat.

I really liked this interesting artwork and thought it made great photo backdrops.

After the zoo, our friend gave us a tour of the brewery he works at. Can you believe it? I found more colorful photo backdrops!

The kids loved watching the machine that puts the beer into the cans. It was pretty amazing seeing how that all works.

Factory tours are always very educational. We were lucky to get a friends-and-family tour. I don’t think tours are available to the general public.

It was such a treat to visit with our dear friends and explore more of Boise. It was disappointing that we couldn’t do and see more due to the poor air quality; but now we have more to explore on our next visit! Next time, my number one stop is, The World Center for Birds of Prey. I can’t believe that we’ve missed it twice now! To see more of Boise from May/June 2019 check out these posts:

Boise Idaho

Idaho Botanical Gardens

Discovery Center of Idaho

We ended up taking a mini road trip up to McCall, Idaho before our long trek back to California.

🚘 Stay tuned folks…!

7 thoughts on “Buddies, and Bears, and a Brewery, Oh My! – Boise, Idaho

  1. Sounds like a very enjoyable trip. I do think zoos serve a very important educational purpose, and they have been instrumental in preserving species that are endangered, but I do understand what you are saying about animals in cages. I am looking forward to your next post! Enjoy your day!

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  2. Love it! So glad you could visit friends 🙂 Sorry about the smoke. I’m not a big fan of zoos either. Especially after visiting several in other countries that were….decidedly cramped. I am more in favor of the safari style ones where animals can roam more like in the wild such as Wildlife Safari and Safari West and San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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