A little bit of a random post but my experience was so refreshing I had to share. As I mentioned in the last post I had recently traveled outside of the US. To give you a quick summary, It was a backpacking trip with my husband. We flew into Amsterdam backpacked into Belgium and then Paris where we flew out. It was a wonderful trip but I'm happy to be back. Paris was basically like the European version of New York City - very fast-paced.
Now back to why Boise is super awesome. Yesterday I was walking down the street to meet a friend for coffee. As I was walking, I took a deep breath and realized how nice it was to be home. Boise is so clean and spacious. Not only that, but everyone is so friendly. Following my little moment I sent this tweet.
As that tweet was sending I stopped at the crosswalk where a lady (probably in her 40's) was standing next to me in her business suit. She looked over at me and asked how my day was. Seconds after that someone yelled at her and waved out of their vehicle. They exchanged a quick conversation and he drove off. She looked at me and said, "that was my doctor".
We proceeded to cross the street where she asked me if I was heading off to work. I told her that I was actually headed to coffee where I was meeting a friend. She told me about this great coffee shop that she always likes to hang out by herself or while meeting clients. We finished our conversation and as we were both walking away she hollered, "enjoy the rest of your day!"
I love that. That is not a rare thing to happen here. It happens all the time. My Europe trip was just long enough to make me forget. I don't think it's exactly Europe but big cities in general. My experiences in big cities made me conclude that people have things to do and places to be so they mind their own business.
When I first started my trip over to the coffee shop I was in my "minding my own business" mode and completely ignoring people around me. My encounter with the woman made me realize that I didn't have to be in that mode anymore.
Do you ever have moments like that?
AND because a post is not a post without a picture....
This is a photo I took while visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris. It is from the apartments of Napoleon III. The decorations and furnature was absolutely amazing. This room in particular really struck me. You can read more about it HERE.