My mom and I had a great week of sharing Boise together; I'm so glad we were able to do it! Some of our highlights: Yoga in the Park with Marisa of Sage Yoga; swimming at the Y and at my friend Marni's community pool; walks in Kathryn Albertson, Esther Simplot and Julia Davis parks; lunch on the patio at the Cottonwood Grille (shown above); lots of good answers to Mom's questions about her new iPhone at the Genius Bar at the Apple Store out at the mall; Mom winning at mah jongg after not having played for more than two years; dinner out with family at the new Anthony's in JUMP downtown; a manicure for Mom and pedicures for both of us at Two Rivers Spa in Eagle (wonderful!) followed by lunch at Bardenay, which was excellent as usual; shopping at the mall and the Village at Meridian; and lots of enjoyable visits with family and friends. I'll be back at work on Monday.
Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.