My wife, Michelle, had to fly away to Seattle for her work recently, and I stayed home to get the kids off to school for two days. It was essentially a mini-vacation for me. The first plus was the fact that I didn't have to get up at 3AM to do the River Morning Show. The second plus was that I was finally going to take myself to breakfast at The Capri! I've eyed it for years and heard so many good things about it, but working mornings on-air kind of squelches breakfast out anywhere, except on weekends. I'm sorry I waited so long to try it, and I'm so glad I finally did!!!! (Now, I'll have to bring the family here!!!) It's absolutely unpretentious, charming, and utterly delicious! And, it reminds me of simpler times... a throwback to how Boise used to be. Good food. Simple place. Affordable. Fast service! How could I have lived here all this time and not gone there? I understand for many, The Capri has become a tradition! I can see why. (And, no, I didn't get any free food.)
After breakfast, it was off to visit and hang out in The Record Exchange, Trip Taylor's Used Books on 10th, The Library!, and other great spots in the downtown area. I was soaking it all up!
For those of us who've been in Boise for a good portion of our lives, I know there are places we may have missed along the way, or have been too rushed to spend time visiting at our leisure. Boise has so much to offer, and its a shame if we don't eventually enjoy it all! Spend some time just wandering in Downtown Boise.
(The scrumptious pancakes in the photo at The Capri are Maple Nut, by the way. Drool.)