The hooker went to Idaho – The recap!

Welp, I took a trip to Idaho back in September and then totally neglected to write an update on the critters I dropped there. Oops. Anyway, don’t go to Idaho. It’s full of lies. I didn’t see a single wild potato. All I found were stupid towering mountains, boring sparkling blue rivers, and dumb crystal clear natural hot springs with perfectly pleasant warm temperatures. No potatoes. If I had to sum up this horrible place in 4 photos it’d be these:

See? No potatoes. I repeat, NO POTATOES. This place is a lie.

My friend and I were both celebrating a major milestone birthday at the end of 2023, and decided to take a joint birthday trip together. We’re not the types to party it up in Vegas, so we went with…Idaho? Yep, Idaho. Turns out it’s not a big dirt pit. FALSE ADVERTISING.

First off, the critters! I dropped two little potato-wookiees in Boise, one at an amazing indie bookshop called Rediscovered Books, and the other at the state capitol. The one at the bookshop was unaccounted for, but the one at the capitol found a happy home, and by a fellow hooker!

While in Boise my friend and I also got an ice cream potato from Westside Drive In! First potato in Idaho and it wasn’t even real. Just a stupid adorable little ice cream sundae smashed into the shape of a potato and covered in cocoa powder. FAKE POTATO.

From Boise my friend and I ventured out to Stanley, Idaho and it was stupid. I mean, look at all this. Ugh. UGH.

All kidding aside, it turns out Idaho is absolutely stunning, full of gorgeous mountains, rivers, and perfectly warm natural hot springs to dip into. I’m convinced Idahoans play up the “Lol wE aRe pOtatoe” angle so that no one knows how freaking beautiful it is out there. We only scratched the surface of what Idaho has to offer, seeing only what was between Boise and Stanley. I’ve already got it on my to-do list to do a proper roadtrip through Idaho, hiking through the Sawtooths, visiting Goldbug hot springs, and exploring the McCall area. But y’know, no potatoes. SO WHATEVS.

We also enjoyed our time in Boise, a TINY little city, which we loved. We come from a big metro area where a 15-minute drive is considered short, so being in a city where everything’s within a 10 minute walk was a refreshing change in scale.

One of the highlights in Boise was a visit to Thick as Thieves! Great gem of a bar, gorgeous space, great service, and well-made drinks. I also loved that even though they do the “hush hush secret entrance” thing, they don’t make it unnecessarily difficult for people to get in. There’s none of that nonsense where you have to ask around for a password or make a phone call at the exact right time and ask for the manager’s dog’s aunt to make a reservation. There’s a phone, and the code is printed right on the phone for you to call inside and ask if they can seat you. Easy peasy, while still having that fun hidden entrance experience.

Thanks for a great time, Idaho, and thanks for giving two gals a great birthday trip! I’ll be back to your non-dirt pit of lies someday. 😉

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