Yesterday I took a little mini adventure with Himself. The two of us were tired of being cooped up in the house all day so we decided to go for a drive. We wandered around downtown Boise for a little while, looking at the beautiful houses, but decided that we wanted to do something else. That was when Himself got the idea to follow Eagle Rd. to its end.
Eagle Rd. is one of the major thoroughfares in Boise/Meridian. It's always got a lot of traffic on it and is a pretty busy street. It has access to several shopping centers and is the primary access to one of our hospitals. It stretches a fair distance and we decided to go down Eagle past State St. since we've never been down that far.
Well, we followed Eagle down and saw some pretty green areas and some nice older houses. We passed through Eagle (the city) and beyond. We drove for probably half an hour total before we came to the end of the road. Only it didn't end there.
Eagle Rd. itself ended, but it took a rather sharp turn and became something else. We decided, being adventurous, that we would follow it down for a ways and see where it took us. It took us on a very twisty, turny drive with a few blind hills and a lot of open space. We saw a lot of quail and even a couple ground squirrels.
We followed the pavement until it ran out. Then we followed the dirt road it became down a ways until we found a turn off near a house. We used that and turned around and headed back the way we came. On our way back we saw a rattlesnake in the road. He was probably dead, but it was still cool seeing him. As long as he was on the outside and I was on the inside of the car at least.
We stopped by my dad's afterwards and Himself got his own personal mini adventure - he had to clean the malware off my stepmom's computer. That took almost an hour and a lot of muttered curse words for the idiot who got them on my stepmom's computer in the first place. She didn't do it. Someone who was helping her set up her computer to do something very specific managed to mess it up.
All in all, it was a pleasant day. We're hoping to take another adventure here soon. Maybe I'll talk him into taking the road all the way out to Horseshoe Bend. Just because.