Tuesday, July 21, 2015

An Afternoon in Prison

Thomas had a full morning at his conference but he was free for the afternoon. So we agreed to meet back at the hotel room around noon. I spent the morning letterboxing - well trying to letterbox. You can read about my misadventures at Boise Boxing - Day 2.

It was around 11:40am when I arrived back at the hotel and Thomas came in at 12:10pm. We were both hungry so we decided to get something to eat before we went out for the afternoon. We headed in the direction of where we had plans to go this afternoon and ended eating lunch at The Trolley House. After a good lunch of salads and sandwiches we headed toward our destination. We first stopped at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Unfortunately it was closed for the afternoon for a concert. So we left there and went a little further up the road to the Old Idaho Penitentiary. But before we go inside Thomas ended up getting a work call and had to spend about 30 minutes on a confernce call. When he was finished we went inside. First we watched a video about the history of the prison. Then we took a self guided tour of the place. The prison has a very interesting history but the layout of the buildings seemed weird to us. It was like they really didn't plan things and just added space as it was needed. Maybe it was just us but it didn't seem like a good setup. Anyway we still enjoyed the place and it was a nice way to spend part of the afternoon.

When we left the prison we headed for the hotel and we both decided we wanted to get some ice cream since the temperature was at 94 degrees. So we parked the car in the hotel garage and then walked to Ben & Jerry's a few blocks from the hotel. We had our ice cream and just sat and relaxed for a while and then we headed back to the hotel. We both sat and read for an hour and then we discussed whether or not we wanted dinner. Neither of us was hungry so we decided to stay in and relax. This gave me time to get my blogs done and kind of organize some things. Now I need to get to bed and sleep so I can try more letterboxing tomorrow.

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