Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Thursday

I met Krystal Alvey and Lisa Barnes (who was visiting Krystal) for First Thursday in downtown.  It goes from 5:00-9:00 pm and gives people the chance to stroll through the shops and galleries in downtown with many featuring special events. We decided to skip the window shopping and visit a couple of the museums. We started a the Boise Art Museum. The visiting exhibit was about comic book art. You think about some of the pen and ink that they go through and the detail they can achieve and really is remarkable. They had several abstract and pottery displays which I passed through fairly quickly. I did find a water color I really liked and a HUGE sculpture. It's hard to describe the sculpture and this museum won't allow pictures (and didn't bother to stock post cards of their art in the gift shop; lame), but basically it looks like a big circular beam that forms a giant oval and stretches "through" several rooms and out of the museum itself. It took a long time to build and is really quite impressive. Next we visited the Idaho Historical Museum. one ofmy roommates suggested I visit the 2 headed calf.f It's set up in the salloon area, so it kind of surprises you when you find it. I guess they've had it for over 50 years and most people remember it best and longest. Of course, it's pretty hard to forget something like that :). They even sell a little stuffed two headed calf inthe gift shop. The gift shop keeps a scrapbook of all the places Deja Moo has visited :). I really enjoyed visiting the two museums with friends who love to wander museums as much as I do! We ended the night with dinner at Chilis. I told them I know where Murger King, Sonic, and Chili's was, and we decide to make a night of it and went to a restaurant. We got the 2 for $20 dinner (an appetizer and 2 entrees) and split it 3 ways. We chose the Texas Cheese fries (With applewood smoked bacon, jalapeños and green onions. Served with ranch dressing), the Quesadilla Explosion Salad (Layers of flavor make this our most popular salad. Includes grilled chicken with cheese, tomatoes, corn relish, cilantro and tortilla strips. Served with our citrus-balsamic dressing and cheese quesadilla wedges.) and the Santa Fe Sizzling Skillet (Cheese quesadillas, fajita chicken and grilled onions topped with Monterey Jack cheese and smothered in a mild roasted Hatch green chile sauce. Served on a sizzling skillet.) Sounds good doesn't it? Cuz it was! :)

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