Last week, we made a drive into the big city to run some much-needed errands. First on the list: Jonathan’s appointment with an orthopedic specialist. After a series of tests, x-rays and an ultrasound, it was discovered that Jonathan is dealing with not one, but three painful spurs inside his left heel. Although doctors have tried for many months to take the less-invasive route, they have finally reached a point where they feel surgery is probably going to be necessary.
Jonathan has been in so much pain that a look of relief washed over his face when the specialist mentioned surgery to delicately remove the spurs. I seriously think he would have went in for surgery that very day if the doctor had allowed it, but he is encouraged to be moving forward!
Jonathan’s specialist is near downtown Boise, so after his appointment, we decided to enjoy a leisurely lunch and walk around town. Boise is by no means a bustling metropolis like Los Angeles, but what it lacks in size, it makes up in charming little details around almost every corner.
Our first stop was lunch at one of our very favorites — Moon’s Café. Complete with a lunch counter, famous milkshakes and whimsical décor, Moon’s serves fabulous food with retro flair.
For example — a juicy Moon’s Cheddar Burger or a plate of mouth-watering Biscuits with Sausage Gravy. (not organic — but a delightful treat every now and then 😉 )
After lunch, we most definitely needed to walk — so we spent part of our afternoon strolling down some of our favorites parts of the city.
A few of our favorite views —
It didn’t take long before “Sweet Street” was brought up. Nicknamed for a sweet variety of shops all conveniently lined up together, Sweet Street happily greets you with City Peanut Shop, the Chocolat Bar and A Cupcake Paradise.
Hmmm … where do we start?
We decided it would be best to limit our sweets to one shop and agreed on the Chocolat Bar this time around.
How can I possibly decide which one to try?
Especially after we were given samples, and everything was delicious! I finally narrowed it down to a chocolate truffle — so rich, dense and tiny, yet I felt as if I had ate two chocolate bars. Ahh, the beauty of handmade truffles. I should have taken a picture, but that little truffle disappeared in a flash!
However, I can post a picture of the display case where I found my lovely treat — the soft brown ones on the middle shelf.
Oh little truffles, how I miss you!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our little walk through downtown Boise! I hope to share more pictures of Boise in the near future!
A huge thank you to my sweet daughter for being my talented photographer throughout Boise.