After that we went to see The Christmas Carol in 3D - definitely not an experience that will be available on the island any time soon. Then we went to Boise to The Discovery Center of Idaho where we all had a great time - the airstream floating the ball above was my favorite - I couldn't believe how far you could bend the air and the ball would still float.
Granddaughter #2 wasn't feeling well but did love this one, demonstrating I believe the Archimedes Screw principle. There were so many interactive displays we didn't even see a quarter of them. If we lived in the Boise area we would get the annual family membership for sure.
This was a scaled down grocery store with working scanners, play money, and a full selection of fake groceries. I think the girls would still be there if we let them, and it was hilarious how serious they were about their shopping!
In the evening, Trevor and I went to see the Nevada Wolfpack play the Boise State Broncos in a sold out stadium of 33,000 crazed fans. Boise takes their undefeated football team VERY seriously, with NFL-level franchise devotion and tailgating going on. We went across the street to where Chili's had a beer garden set up, then attended the 44 - 33 trounching in 39 degree rain, a true football experience with ESPN broadcasting live. On the way home we were singing the praises of the very same heated seats in my sister's car that I had been mocking. It took awhile for our feet to thaw out and I'm sure we were border-line hypothermic but we had a great time.