April 27 In honor of my baby daughter’s first birthday, our greenbelt experience this week was a trip to the Boise Zoo at Julia Davis Park. Julia Davis Park is part of the Ribbon of Jewels, public parks all named for influential Boise women, that are interconnected with the Boise River Greenbelt. The creation of … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: A Birthday Adventure by the River
April 21. It was a beautiful Friday. Bright blue sky, billowy clouds, warm. And we were due for our weekly greenbelt walk. Last week we had walked the last open loop. Much of the rest of the pathway is closed because of river flooding. So what to do this week? Hmm. Among the things I … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 16. In Love With the Day
April 12: Well, we did it. We walked the last open greenbelt loop. With much of the greenbelt literally underwater or otherwise officially closed, those of us who have decided to make 2017 our year of walking the greenbelt are finding options few and far between. We have crossed trail closed signs in places. But … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 15. The Last Open Loop
April 7: I was happy to get out for a walk on the greenbelt on an overcast warmish Friday. Being outside is always good for the soul. And it was our first walk of the month out there. With the high flows coming from Lucky Peak Reservoir making a total mess of the greenbelt, there … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 14. Yin and Yang is a walk in the spring with a teenager during flood season.
As this post is being prepared for publication, it appears that flooding will continue along the Boise Greenbelt indefinitely. Looks like we can’t expect a reprieve in April or probably even May. The links below show the current greenbelt closures and include a map. http://parks.cityofboise.org/news/2017/04/boise-greenbelt-closures/ March 29. It was a sweet spring break walk today … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 13. Downtown Bridge to Bridge Redux
Current information about Boise Greenbelt flooding closures, including a map. http://parks.cityofboise.org/news/2017/04/boise-greenbelt-closures/ March 26: If I was going to pick a theme for all of my walks along the greenbelt in March, there’s one word that comes to mind. Flood. The river has been surging and causing greenbelt closures for more than a month now. We … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 12 Bridges Over Troubled Waters
52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 11. The Green and Gold of St. Paddy's Day at the River March 17: The luck of the Irish was with us on our excursion to the greenbelt this week. After enjoying a St. Paddy’s Day pint at Cloud 9 nanopub, we hit the trail for a relaxed meander. The river … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Week 11. The Green and Gold of St. Paddy’s Day at the River
How I Put together an 8 night trip for 3 to New York and Washington D.C. for less than $1,000. My cousin is graduating from Columbia University with her PhD this May. She has worked diligently for years, as student, as a graduate instructor, and as a researcher. She studies brains, how they function and … Continue reading How I Put together an 8 night trip for 3 to New York and Washington D.C. for less than $1,000.
March 10 We were out again on one of our favorite walks. We had been there 2 or 3 weeks ago and posted, but I wanted to show the walking route to my mom. We both agree it’s one of the most beautiful sections of the greenbelt. But what a difference a couple of weeks make. … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks Week 10: Our Favorite Walk, and a Beaver Too
NOTE: 52 Greenbelt Walks is a weekly post about my adventures with baby on the Boise/Garden City/Eagle greenbelt. The greenbelt is an amazing treasure with unlimited opportunities for exploration and enjoyment. Doing adventurous things near where I live is one of my creative travel strategies. It can be for you too, wherever you are. February 22 & … Continue reading 52 Greenbelt Walks: Weeks 8 & 9 Adventures from Eagle’s Merrill Park