Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Thanksgiving is upon us, and it really is the time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. So, I am composing a short list of what I am thankful for. I don't think I could get everything down in one post.


Family-which includes my dog and cat
Friends- This happened tonight, I was sitting at the computer looking at pictures and downloading others, and I came across my pictures of NYC with my best friend. I thought to myself I really need to call her, and how much I miss her. Literally five minutes later, she texts me.
Health-Even though I still need to drop 15-20 pounds
Happy Moments-Those moments, thoughts, sites, etc. that remind you to enjoy life
One of my favorites is when you see a dog with his head out a car window really enjoying life
Coffee and Sweets

Moments that remind you that it is so much better being positive than negative
Loss- Because then I know that I really had something that meant a lot to me and it made an impact on my life.

The sound of my Grams voice when I am sick or simply in need of a pick-me-up
My sister's happiness
Movies, Music, Entertainment
Clemson Football- Most of the time
Children-Those I can return
Much, Much, More


Free day in Boise!

Ok, let me start by saying that I have really enjoyed eating in Boise. Friday evening we had the chance to go to Bar Gernika for traditional Basque food. Holy Smokes, this place was Fantastic.

I had the Kalimotxo, which is a mix of coke and red wine. I ate the wonderful croguetas and the lamb wrap with fresh cut French Fries. This was a lot of food, but worth every calorie!

Hint is order the Croquetas as an appetizer and then get the half sandwich portion with the fries! Learned this after I stuffed myself!

They also have Beef Tongue Saturdays if you are interested!

Today, we ate at the Bittercreek Alehouse, which was also delicious! I had a chicken sandwich with pesto, mozzarella cheese, and balsamic tomatoes with french fries.

Some of my friends had the squash curry soup and said it was to die for! They also have a sweet potato/black bean burger. I did try the sweet potato ,black bean quesadilla appetizer, which was really tasty.

For Dinner we had Table Rock Brewery, but it was my least favorite meal. The corn dogs were suppose to be gluten free, but the taste went with them. I should have played it safe, but I was going out on a limb.

I am not a beer lover, but I think the beer sampler was pretty cool here. So, if you are in the mood to drink beer, this might be a good option for you, just eat before coming for the beer.

We didn't have time for Goldie's for breakfast, but we grabbed a cinnamon roll at Goldie's corner. Not as impressed as everyone made it sound like, but maybe the full breakfast was all that! I will have to save it for next time. 

In all, I had a great time in Boise, and I have to say I would go back. We didn't get to see or do half as much as it has to offer. Our extent of touring was food and a little shopping. There is so much more outdoor activity and fun to be had in Boise.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Arrived in Boise, ID for the COCA conference. Wow, it was an interesting flight to get here. Spent several hours in Chicago airport. However we had the chance to eat at the "World Famous", Billy Goat Tavern and Grill.
Learned that it is "world famous" b/c of the Chicago Cubs curse.

Boise is actually a really great town. and the downtown area is clean, has lots to see, and great places to eat.

Had a Fantastic meal at Cazba! Sensational Mediterranean food! The Dajaj chicken wrap with vegetables was absolutely tasty! The hummus and tzatziki sauce was out of this world. They talked me into the Turkish coffee, which was really interesting and worth trying. Didn't have dessert , but I could eat here every day.

Checked into conference and it has been meetings ever since! 
Love this conference and all the wonderful topics. 
Makes me want to go home and conquer the world!