Boise, ID High 58 Low 44
There is so much to see and do in the Boise area and we barely put a dent in my list even though we were on the go all the time. There were three more places we just had to visit.
The first one was a quick stop at the Idaho Candy Company. They have been in business since 1901. They have the best chocolate peanut clusters I’ve ever had. They don’t use a lot of chocolate which is what I like about them. We also had to pick up some peanut brittle for Jim. Good stuff.
Parking in downtown Boise is at a premium but I’m married to a man who can always find a parking space really close to wherever we need to be. We had lunch at Andie’s Deli and Jim parked directly across the street from the deli. At the candy company he also found a spot directly across the street. After all these years it still continues to amaze me.
Sure enough at our next stop he parked right by the entrance. Welcome to Idaho’s State Capitol Building which was built in 1905.
The great seal of Idaho. This is the only state seal designed by a woman.
The Senate and House hearing rooms are located in the wings of the building. They have kept the original basement vault doors from the record storage rooms.
The dome in the Rotunda
This was a private elevator which transported judges to the Supreme Court Chambers.
Can you see Jim?
Two statues flank the entrance to Statuary Hall. The George Washington Statue was carved from a single piece of pine.
The second statue is a replica of Winged Victory of Samothrace. Idaho received this replica from the Merci Train which was sent to the United States by the people of France in 1949 to express their appreciation for the food, medicine, fuel and clothing Americans sent to France following WWII.
Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I found this very interesting.
We really enjoy touring the Capitol Buildings and Idaho’s is a beautiful and interesting building. This post is long enough, so we’ll continue with the next one.