The Boise foothills are unusually green. I suppose that is the [only?] advantage of this rainy and cool weather. On Saturday we took a little hike. A Bird family hike is always an adventure when you have the tortoise and the hare and the hyper-active dog. Cameron and Misha did a lot of running, it is good they have each other. Eli did a lot of plodding along with coaxing and some occasional bursts of enthusiasm. There was also a little bribery that involved tater tots and milkshakes. Poor Miriam, I think this week I will buy her a hat that is a little more gender appropriate.