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Bathroom Blues and Autumn Golds

A Friday frolic in Eastern Idaho

54 °F

Bathroom blues at the Co Ho

Bathroom blues at the Co Ho

Friday's prediction looked promising: sunny and cool. A perfect day for a quick getaway. So we drove 50 miles to Pocatello from Idaho Falls to eat, drink, shop, and hike.

Saul and I headed to Co Ho Coffee , a block from campus - Idaho State University - after dropping our wives off at Vain & Vintage, an antique store, on Center Street.

It was my first time at Co Ho Coffee, but it felt like home. Comfortable and cozy in a funky, art-deco kinda way. Our barista was a winsome young lass who served our espressos with a glimmering smile and a shimmering nose ring. My Americano was smooth and full-bodied. And, as is my habit, I headed to the bathroom shortly after finishing it.

The unisex water closet was comfortably clad with artwork. Strategically placed at eye level above the commode was a canvas. Was the caricature on the left of George W. Bush with his unique pronunciation of "nuclear" on the bottom right? Glancing to my right was a frosted window painted with pastels.

Mink Creek Trail

Mink Creek Trail

Co Ho Coffee bathroom window

Co Ho Coffee bathroom window

Vain and Vintage

Vain and Vintage

"Think we should go?" Saul says as I return to my seat. So we were off, driving back to Vain & Vintage to rendezvous with our wives. They had been successful. Good finds at reasonable prices.
Next stop, an Indian restaurant we had never tried, A Taste of India and Nepal in Old Town Pocatello.

For appetizers, we ordered the garlic naan, leavened bread stuffed with diced garlic and baked in their Tandoori oven. . . and vegetable samosas, crispy turnovers stuffed with potatoes and peas. Both were delicious and would have been enough for lunch. But I also opted for the buffet and an Indian beer, a Kingfisher.

We waddled away from a Taste of India, vowing to return. After plunking down in our seats in Saul’s Subaru, we headed to the West Mink Trail to walk off our lunch.
Saul and Val on Mink Creek trail

Saul and Val on Mink Creek trail

Posted by davidmutticlark 12:41 Archived in USA Tagged art coffee_shop idaho espresso pocatello

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