There is much to be grim about these days. We won't quantify the crappiness, but here's a way to lighten up--literally--with something as simple as a ride around Boise.
Boise Holiday Lights Trolley Tours offers hourlong jaunts every night from Wednesday, Dec. 10-Saturday, Dec. 27 (closed Christmas Day) aboard the vintage 31-passenger "Molly Trolley." The wood-panelled beauty is open air, so dress warmly. Hot drinks, cookies and other concessions are available for purchase. Most tours start at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and take off from the Evergreen Business Mall on the corner of Cole and Ustick roads behind Sockeye Grill and Brewery.