Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Idaho Broke My Ankle...

Sorry for the lack in posting these last couple days. The Don has been working in Idaho for the last few weeks so I decided to hop on over for a long weekend to visit him and to catch up with my friends and family that live in the area. My first evening and day here were perfection... great food, great company and my favorite thing to do in Idaho; thrift store shopping (post coming soon on this adventure). On Friday I met up with some friends for a morning run. On the last mile my foot found a hole in the trail. Next thing I knew I was getting xrays and being told that I had both a severe sprain and a break in my ankle (wasn't aware those two things could happen at once). I cancelled my flight back to Seattle and have made myself a little temporary home out of The Don's hotel room where I have been elevating, icing, knitting (just learned how!) and watching old movies while I wait for my ankle to be ready to get me back to Seattle. My big plan is to hobble my way through the airports on Wednesday afternoon with my super stylin' walking boot and crutches. I hear the airports are pretty great about wheeling around gimps such as myself.

I have a few street style shots left from before I flew out of Seattle. You might be getting a few more food shots then usual until I'm up and and wandering the streets looking for Seattle's stylish again. I am really going to miss walking these next couple weeks. My feet are my car in the city. All I know is that I am going to have to work extra hard at yoga when this ankle gets better because Don has been bringing me a lot of tasty food from my favorite Boise restaurants since this happened last Friday and it turns out elevating your foot doesn't really burn any calories.

Oh, and the picture! I went in search of a fun photo of crutches and came across this old postcard from the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-De-Beaupre in Quebec. Historically it has been credited with many miracles of curing the sick and disabled. While the church was being built one of the people working on it needed crutches to walk but once the church was complete he was able to walk on his own. Since this day people have left their canes and crutches at the church as a testimony of their healing which over time has created the Pyramid of Crutches. I thought this was a neat story and I loved the photo.
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K and/or J said...

Oh no! Hope you heal quickly!

Anonymous said...

Pyramid? Shouldn't that have been a clutch of crutches?

Stacy said...

Hang in there Dana! If anything at least it's not summer.

ivz said...

i hated to hear about the ankle but was glad Idaho got too keep you a couple of extra days...

dana said...

Thanks guys! I'm hoping for a abnormally speedy recovery. And you are so right Stacy, such a perfect time of year to be snuggled up inside under a blanket with cloudy skies and falling leaves outside.

Ivy- It was so great to see you guys. I'm glad we got that last ice cream run in... I love that place!

Heather said...

CHS reader and recent (last year) Boise transplant... so what are your favorite restaurants in Boise?

I was just there this past weekend and brought home a couple of frozen pizzas from Flying Pie (yes, you can carry pizza on a plane ;) and a pound and a half or so of frozen wild huckleberries to make into jam.

I didn't get a chance to go to the Beanery (okay, okay, the "Brick Oven Bistro"... I don't care what they call it, it will always be the Beanery to me) for a club sandwich with amazing bacon and a cup of their to-die-for cheddar vegetable soup.

I miss running the Greenbelt in Boise... these city streets are just not the same.

dana said...

Hi Heather! Wow, I definitely didn't know about the frozen pizza option at flying pie. That's awesome! And yes, the Beanery! Nice choices. Well, you've got me on my favorite topic (yes, I like food exponentially more than fashion). Favorite Boise restaurants:
-Bar Gernika (Tuna Melt and Sauteed Mushrooms appetizer)
-Cassanova Pizza
-Java (for the Bowl Of Soul)
-The Capri! (funny enough, this is where my husband and I got engaged... we were eating our regular: the Capri Special, Eggs Benedict with mushrooms instead of ham and a big cinnamon roll)
-Shige's (How did sushi this good find its way into Idaho??)
-Yoi Tomo (This JUST opened and I was blown away to find that for just $25 you can order as much sushi as you want and it is actually really good, very artsy americanized rolls so not authentic but delish)
-Fancy Freeze (Boston shake!)
-Andredes (This also just opened recently. You can get authentic and regional dishes from Michoacan, Yucatan, Jalisco and almost everything has a vegetarian option. Lots of whole beans and cotija cheese, much more fresh than typical americanized mexican fare)

Now mind you, I lived in Boise during my very poor college years (albertson/College of Idaho) and I was all about atmosphere and cheap food so this is coming from a skewed perspective but to this day these are the restauarants I still love going to (Yoi Tomo, Andrades and Cassanova are exceptions. They opened after I moved and are new favorites).

Hope you had a great trip and thanks for checking out the blog!

Stacy said...

Hey Dana,

Brother Andre of this Basilica was entered into sainthood on Oct. 17th. They showed that post card on the news - I would've never known - thanks It's My Darlin'! http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Pope+hails+shining+example/3685965/story.html

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