Thursday, February 28, 2013

Farmers Market at Boise

It was the Sunday prior to our departure from Boise sometime late October 2012. We visited the Farmers Market. Various produce were on display like cheese, wine,cookies,fruits,candies,lemonade,jams,syrups, ice creams,tacos,doughnuts,kettle corn, chocolates,paintings,mugs & bowls,elk meat etc. It was a bright and sunny day and there was a fair crowd out there. We sampled quite a few things on offer there particularly wine & cheese offerings. There was a nice circular water fountain  and the kids were having fun. There were benches for senior citizens to relax, cycle stands to park cycles  and water dispensers to quench your thirst. There were musicians to entertain the crowd. A homeless couple had also parked themselves there squatting on the floor with a placard stating "We are homeless. Please contribute what you can". The couple were  in their thirties, were probably African Americans, and in apparently sound health. Overall a delightful morning well spent !

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pumpkin Patch, Boise

On the final Sunday before we departed Boise we visited the The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fall Festival. Activities there included pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized hay bale maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted trail, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area. It was a fabulous day with good sun shine and we all had a really wonderful time. Here are some of the splendid pictures captured there. We were accompanied by a Spanish family. Their son Mattheus is around the same age as Mira and they had a great time together.
Mattheus was angry for some reason and reluctant to go into the Fair.
Mattheus being lovingly persuaded to change his mood & go in and have fun
Mattheus has been successfully persuaded - he agrees to enter jail along with Mira

Caught up in a web !
Mira riding a swinging horse in the OK Corral!
Can you find me ?

Mira & Mattheus having fun in the corn
Hey I am submerged in corn
A nice tent surrounded by pumpkins
A huge dragon - he swallows young children !
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Amazing and glorious golden corn maze

Following clues provided in the corn maze

The trampoline is real fun - kids & adults alike having an amazing time

Hey I have successfully lassoed the horse with the lariat

A Family portrait. The grandpa is missing !



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