Good fortune was mine... took advantage of the nice weather. You know it's going to be a good year and decade, when you squeeze in 20 miles on Day 1!
Out Orchard and Gowen, for an armament check. (Gotta make sure we're ready for the Ayatollah and his minions!)
Did a loop around the Boise Air Traffic Control Tower.
TRIVIA: The tower is the tallest ATC tower in the northwest. It's the second-tallest building in Idaho, behind the Zion's Bank Center downtown, which is 28 feet higher. (But the bank building includes an unoccupied vanity tower on top, that's probably the top 40 feet.) I was lucky to get a tour of the Air Traffic Tower with a Scout group, just before it was turned over to the FAA back in 2010. Nice view!
From there, out Pleasant Valley Road, Hollylynn Drive, South Cole Road, Lake Hazel, and back into town on Orchard. I also had a very pleasant stop along the way to visit with my friend Bob, who I hadn't seen in probably five years. (Airport tower is still visible in the last photo.) So - time well spent all around!