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  •  Actually, my husband was very uncomfortable (0+ / 0-)

    Not being the same color as everyone there.

    That is simply the reality. I'm sure there are wonderful people in Idaho, there are wonderful people everywhere.

    When you don't feel safe because you look different than the majority of the people in a place it kind of puts a damper on your road trip.

    I liked the architecture. I liked your high school, it was much cleaner than the one I went to. I thought it was beautiful which is why I took a photo of it.

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    Tell me Boise doesn't look like a movie set. It's Pleasantville. It's beautiful. It's just not the kind of city I grew up in, D.C. What I said about it is true - it's clean. There is not a speck of dirt on the streets or the buildings, there are no kids with dread locks hanging around the coffee shops or skate boarding downtown, there are no street people, not a single piece of graffiti.. None. The rest stops on the highway were so clean you would feel comfortable eating in them. That was nice.:-)

    There is a reason why Sarah Palin liked it there better than Hawaii.;-)

    But it freaked me out.

    O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives. ::: Jim Morrison :::

    by Kevanlove on Thu Apr 15, 2010 at 05:34:27 PM PDT

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    •  There's a difference between being clean and (0+ / 0-)

      being the prototype for Stephfordville. Boise is NOT it. It is without a doubt cleaner than D.C., cleaner by far than most large cities I've been in and certainly cleaner than Cleveland - where I lived for a couple of years - until moving out to the Bedford/Solon area.

      "There is not a speck of dirt on the streets or the buildings, there are no kids with dread locks hanging around the coffee shops or skate boarding downtown, there are no street people, not a single piece of graffiti.. None."

      And I know this isn't true....where the hell were ya that you didn't see graffiti or street people?

      True enough - there's isn't a great number of people of color. However, they are here. I see them every day - not many, but they're out walking around doing their thing like everyone else 'cept for the kids on their skateboards.

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