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All Aboard The World's Largest Steam Locomotive

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A September 2005 trip to Boise by Wildcat Dianne

Union Pacific Railroads No. 3985 Photo, Boise, Idaho More Photos
Quote: The world's largest operating steam locomotive has been on tour throughout the Pacific Northwest since late August, and it came to Boise, Idaho, for the day. Mom and I took a quick trip to the Boise Depot to see it and take pictures for a friend.

The Meridian Scarecrow Festival

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The Meridian Scarecrow Festival Photo, Boise, Idaho
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During the last weekend of September, early October, my adopted home of Meridian, Idaho holds its annual Scarecrow festival on a couple of blocks of Downtown Meridian. Many businesses and residences of this small town deck their porches, yards, and storefronts with scarecrows that fit the theme of the year. 2005's Scarecrow theme was The Three Little Pigs. My favorite scarecrows was a display at an antiques shop that showed the end of the story with the pigs in the "Big Bad Wolf" in a cement mixer. What is that, "The Sopranos edition of the Three Pigs!," I thought. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 30, 2005

The Meridian Scarecrow Festival
Downtown district
Boise, Idaho

Boise Co-op Harvest Festival

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Boise Co-op Harvest Festival Photo, Boise, Idaho
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Every October, the Boise Co-op, one of the city's best organic food markets has its Annual Harvest Festival in its parking lot. Several of Idaho's best breweries, wineries, and gourmet, and organic food growers and businesses set up booths on the second weekend of October to hark their wares. This year, was the first time Mom and I didn't have to work on a Sunday, we were able to go. You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to enjoy sampling some of the best gourmet foods, beers, and wines in Idaho. If you attend the Boise Co-op Harvest Festival, be prepare...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 9, 2005

Boise Co-op Harvest Festival
Fort Street
Boise, Idaho

Boise Consumer Co-op

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Boise Consumer Co-op Photo, Boise, Idaho
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When Leslie invited Mom and I along for a ride to the Boise Co-op and its Harvest Festival, Mom was skeptical about what many places call "organic" produce. We had gone to a place in Donnelly that advertised this, and most of the produce is what is sold in the local supermarkets. But once Mom took a look at much of the product that the Boise Co-op has to offer, she changed her mind. The Boise Co-op is located on Fort Street in Downtown Boise. It has the greatest variety of organically grown local produce, free range meats, and other items such as soaps and other toiletries. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 9, 2005

Boise Consumer Co-op
888 W. Fort Street
Boise, Idaho
208/472-4500

Silver Trail Winery

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Silver Trail Winery Photo, Boise, Idaho
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Mom and I saw an advertisement for the Silver Trail Winery in The Idaho Statesman and decided to go and check it out this past Sunday.The Silver Trail Winery is a brand new winery located in the Sandstone Plaza outside of downtown Kuna, Idaho. In addition to the winery, there is a nice souvenir shop hawking several Idaho-made products and a restaurant serving lunch daily.Mom and I concentrated on the souvenir shop and winery. We were greeted by a couple of employees and allowed to browze around uninterrupted. Then, Mom and I went into the winery, and the lady working in there stopped her mopping and offered us samples of the wine of the day, a 2001 Chardonnay...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 5, 2005

Silver Trail Winery
347 Avenue E
Boise, Idaho

Union Pacific Railroad's No. 3985

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Union Pacific Railroad's No. 3985 Photo, Boise, Idaho
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My Arkansas friend Ken is a big train nut who spends many a Sunday morning with other train nuts watching trains near his home. When Ken heard that the World's Largest Operating Steam Locomotive, Union Pacific Railroad's No. 3985, was touring the Pacific Northwest this Autumn and was stopping at the Boise Depot here in my neck of the woods, he e-mailed me and asked me to check it out and take photos. Some of my photos from Ken's 2003 visit to Idaho and the Boise Depot were published in the newsletter Ken publishes for the train nuts of Arkansas, and I was very honored to be his "Gi...Read More