Benfield's 2013 Travels travel blog























Yesterday we headed back to Idaho Falls. We need to head there every once in awhile as it is the nearest thing to civilization in the greater Jackson Hole area – if civilization is defined as a place with a Walmart, a Chick-Fil-A and a Target.

We followed Wyoming 22, then Idaho 33 then Idaho 31 and then US 36. We've taken the trip many times but we've never taken any pictures along the way. It is a really scenic route with beautiful vistas at every turn. So, yesterday I took photos along the way. The closer we were to Idaho Falls the more farm fields we saw.

We had accumulated a list of things we needed at Walmart and several bags of clothes and unneeded kitchen items to donate to a charitable organization. Believe it or not, we have been unable to find any such place in Jackson. We decided today would be the perfect day to make the hundred-mile trip since we could take advantage of the car we rented while we wait for the brake indicator on the truck to be repaired.

After lunch at Chick-Fil-A and our stop at Walmart so Lee could get a much-needed haircut and we could refresh our supply of vitamin and herbal supplements that we take every day, we used the navigation feature of our smart phone to find a Salvation Army location. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find anywhere on the premises to leave donated items so we went back to the phone to find several thrift shops Mary had identified on the internet. One of the first places we went was Deseret Industries which had a drive-thru donation station. So we dropped off our unneeded clothing and kitchen items and then went shopping in their thrift store.

After visiting several other thrift shops we headed to Walgreen’s to get a couple of prescriptions refilled. Unfortunately, no Walgreen’s in Idaho Falls had one of the drugs we needed so we’ll need to refill that one at Smith’s in Jackson. After a trip to a different Walgreen’s to get the other prescription refilled, we headed to Target to return a couple of Tees Mary had gotten on a previous trip but turned out to be too small. We also found a couple of picture frames we thought would work on the few square inches of bare wall space in our bedroom.

Then after a quick stop at Staples to recycle some empty printer cartridges, we went to IHOP for supper. We shared the Chicken Florentine Crepes and each had a dinner salad. It makes a for a perfect dinner. We then drove back to Gros Ventre campground.

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