Being the know-it-all GUARDIAN, we asked if the visitors needed some directions.
“We went to your capitol, but it was boarded up, so we went to the Depot and it too was closed. Do you have anything that is open here?” they asked.
Since the man was competing in the Arborist tree climbing event at Julia Davis Park, we suggested to the wife she could walk the Greenbelt east to the MK Nature Center, but cautioned her there were no signs directing one there and no sign identifying the place once you get there on the Greenbelt. (Fish and Game promises the Guardian there is a sign “in the works,” but it hasn’t shown up).
Then we told them about the spectacular view from Table Rock, but remembered there are no direction signs for that State-owned attraction either. We hope they aren’t lost somewhere up Rock Canyon at this moment.
The tourist informtion office was closed (it is somewhere on Vista) so there was no place to get them a detailed map of the city…no one visits on weekends do they? We settled on routing to the Birds of Prey area south of Kuna via the Meridian exit that is under construction or the Highway 21 loop drive to Idaho CIty, Lowman, and Garden Valley.
Despite repeated pleas by the GURDIAN, officials of the ACHD, Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau, State Highway, Fish and Game, and City of Boise can’t seem to get their acts together to make life easier for those who visit our fair city.
Instead, they promote trains, convention centers, and Special Olympics.
We envision vanloads of Special Olympians wandering around aimlessly when that event hits town.
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