Thursday was a free day for us to enjoy the city. We ate breakfast at the hotel and then walked to the Boise Zoo.
Lots of photo opportunities!
Bryce fed a sloth bear through a tube. The bear eats by vacuuming up its food. It was fun to watch!
What's a zoo without a carousel ride?!
The prairie dog exhibit was my favorite. They had about five of these domes and it was so fun to watch the kids pop up in random places.
The butterfly exhibit was lots of fun too. Bryce had a little visitor land on him. Emmy did not respond as calmly when one landed on her. We had to keep her from swatting it and squishing it!
The kids wanted their picture taken on every animal statue they found.
After the zoo we walked to lunch at the Boise Fry Company. When in Idaho you must eat potatoes! First you choose the type of potato you want (about 8 choices) then you choose the style of fries you want. Then you could add a burger or sandwich as a side. They also had about 8-10 different dipping sauces and salts.
Connected to the restaurant was a donut shop so naturally we had to pick up a few for dessert!
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the hotel watching Little League baseball and swimming in the pool. I took this picture of the mountains from the pool. I love that the downtown is surrounded by mountains on one side. It was also about 105 degrees the first three days we were there!
We met up with Rosabeth and Shirley for dinner before heading back to the hotel.