Boise Madness!

After all my running around Europe I thought I would go somewhere truly exotic... BOISE! Okay, I can't even say that with a straight face, but there was something way better than exotic there: Maggie! My cheese-head friend is living there for a short while, so I thought I'd try to see her before she ran away to somewhere amazing where she's going to bring about world peace! (Seriously, if anyone can do it, it'll be Maggie.)

It just so happened that it was also the weekend Boise was holding their music festival. This meant we got to see Macy Grey and Backstreet Boys live. It was a blast! And, of course, a good opportunity for some pictures--presented here completely out of order!

The kids all got the best vantage point. Oh, to be young.

Because of the crowds, these were the best I could do with the Backstreet Boys. That's right... they're back! Maggie and I both turned to each other just before they started and asked, "do you remember what they sing?"

Of course, we remembered the classic stuff once they started them. And I was quite concerned when they began dancing that they might just bust a knee while trying to bust a move.

The girl was a little overexcited to see the band that was her heart throbs from ten years ago. The guy... he was in it for the brownie points.

Macy Grey! There's something about hearing music icons sing their own songs.

We went to Saturday Market and this was the only shot Maggie would let me take of her. She almost took away my camera, but we made a deal: no pictures of her, I could continue to snap away at the market.

 I LOVE Farmers' Markets. There were TONS of booths and lots to see. I especially loved the spoons booth (see above). They had wind chimes made entirely out of recycled silverware! Loved it!

While no regular pictures were allowed, taking pictures of possibly illegal activity. I just wish I'd had my camera when she was going from seat to seat in the Capitol building' State Senate room.