Or, at least that’s what some people say. For me, waffles are delicious warm creatures which warm up my belly while I eat.
Fortunately for you, Boise has its own waffle hot spot: Waffle Me Up. It’s a family owned storefront who has been serving the Treasure Valley since 2012. Originally, Waffle Me Up started selling waffles at the Nampa Farmer’s Market. Now it sells waffles at the Boise Farmer’s Market and the storefront in Downtown Boise.
I blessed my first visit to Waffle Me Up by having their Waffle Me Strawberry: Pictures don’t do justice because it’s a flavor party in your mouth:
Homemade Strawberry Sauce
Topped with Whipped Cream
Being the coffee addict that I am, I also ordered their regular-sized drip coffee.
Side note: I never heard of the term “drip coffee.” It wasn’t until I ordered my first cup of coffee here in Boise where the cashier kindly corrected by saying “oh, you mean drip coffee?”
Today is #MuseumMonday, where I will review one of Boise’s many museums. It’s a win-win because 1) it encourages me to visit the different museums in the Treasure Valley, and 2) I get to share my experience with you! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the read.
Last Saturday, I went to the Idaho Black History Museum. The museum is housed in a white small church near Julia Andrews Park.
After going to Claus-n-Paws at Zoo Boise (stay tuned for a separate blog post on my afternoon of #boiseadventures), I decided to walk over to the Museum and see if it was open. Fortunately for me, it was opened, from 10AM to 5pm to be exact. That gave me 2 hours to explore the Museum.
Given its size (think of a small local Baptist church from the 1950s: small staircase, wood doors, glass-stained windows), exploring the Museum wasn’t going to take me 2 hours.
Once I walked in, I was immediately mesmerized and in completely awe. Maybe it’s because I LOVE museums and learning about cultural influences.
After scanning and talking in the view, I eventually was greeted with the amazing From Slave to Presidency piece by Pablo Rodriguez, Jr. This piece was donated to the Museum in December 2009, installation of the final piece in January 2010. It’s a beautiful piece, which you can see a glimpse in the photo above.
Here are some other cool photos from my visit
My only (small) critique is I wish some video showing the history of Black Idahoans or something similar, or alternatively, music playing in the background. Aside from that, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit!
Here are some of my suggestions to maximize your visit:
Take the time to read each informational panel
Look at the From Slave to President Piece above the front door
Make a donation
Stop by the Abraham Lincoln statue next door
Have you visited the Idaho Black History Museum? If so, I’d love to hear about your visit. Comment below! If you’d like to learn more about the Museum, including volunteer opportunities, please visit: http://www.ibhm.org/
Join me next week for my next #MuseumMonday feature!