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Jun 19, 2014 - Day seven

Indeed, the sun appeared as we packed up for home today, and that sun reflected dramatically from the freshly frosted mountaintops as Ursa and I headed south in Quo Vadis along the Continental Divide. The view as we drove along the Beaverhead River and the Burlington Northern right-of-way was particularly spectacular with Pioneer Peak and the Tobacco Root Mountains wearing new snow down to the foothills. Isn't it almost the first day of summer? Ursa enjoyed her first visit to Dillon with a DQ Peanut Buster Parfait (a McPherson road trip...

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May 18, 2014 - Idaho Falls, ID

Well, on the road again. We got up early Sunday morning and headed to Idaho Falls, Id, which would be our last stop before arriving at Wasatch Mountain State Park. We headed south through Hamilton and on up the Bitterroot Valley and Lost Trail Pass. The trip up the valley to the pass was very pretty and the road was good but kind of curvy, especially when we started up the actual pass and we ran into a lot of snow along side the road. The pass is 7014 ft above sea level. Once over the pass we began down the Salmon river valley. It's a...

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Sep 19, 2013 - Idaho Falls, Idaho

Our decision to stay overnight in Idaho Falls was for the convenience of someplace to stay between Grand Teton National Park and our next destination, Craters of the Moon, located in Idaho. Although we had no expectations of anything special in Idaho Falls, we were pleasantly surprised. Our hotel suite faced a lovely river with a walk along both sides that we took advantage of after settling down. Photos 1-9 The additional bonus was the beautiful Mormon Temple located directly across the river from our hotel. Photos 10-19

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Western U.S. 2013

Aug 24, 2013 - August 24, 2013 - 20th Stop - Idaho Falls, ID

Today was an easy drive from Garrison, MT via I 90 and then I 15 to Idaho. Lots and lots of farming and lots of flat land. It rained tonight with several thunder storms. Fist rain for quite a while on the trip. Tomorrow we cross the mountains on Hwy 26 to Jackson Hole, WY

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Aug 15, 2013 - Pranksters and Snakes

Day 15 Did I mention that the friends with whom I spent the previous three days were college freshman dorm compadres? Well, some of those friends, who shall remain unnamed, pranked me this morning, all smiley faced, with some really nasty coffee that had been salted rather than sugared. They acted innocent, proclaiming mistaken canisters and no ill intent, but their 49-year reputations as troublemakers gave lie to that! Just wait until next year, I say. But all was forgiven as I waved goodbye to Seeley Lake and set out for home. It was a...

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Aug 4, 2013 - Across The Divide

/// Sunday - August 4, 2013 A Travel Day: On this date 48 years ago I said goodbye to my parents and was on my way to basic training in the US Air Force at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. Today, Nancy and I will be leaving Ennis, MT for a 155 mile trip up over the continental divide to Idaho Falls, ID for a one week stay at the Snake River RV Park. Our route will take us south on Hwy 287, to Hwy 89 into Idaho and finally Rt 20 southwest to Idaho Falls. I know it will be a scenic route as we have traveled by this route previously. I'm...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Idaho Falls - Mormon Temple and Falls

We have taken several trips to get my lap top fixed in the last weeks. Today we went back to pick up it up. We hope for the last time! We signed up for a three year service contract when we purchased it. It turned out that it paid for itself. They gave me a new battery, a new motherboard and they replaced the fan in the unit. They also deleted several viruses. We hope this means that this laptop will last more than three years which has been about the rate that we have had to replace them. Since we were here, we decided to find the falls in...

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Jun 21, 2013 - Idaho Falls- Wyoming blows, Utah sucks

On June 21, Phil and Murray thanked Cat and Bill for their hospitality and started their journey to Yellowstone National Park. They drove 630 miles from Sunriver, OR to Idaho Falls, ID. The views in eastern Oregon and southern Idaho were not that scenic. It is a high desert with lots of sage and few trees. The landscape shifted to farmlands and they learned that eastern Oregon is the onion capital of the US claiming 20,000 trailer loads of onions shipped each year. Upon arrival at their luxury Best Western in Idaho Falls, they selected a...

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Sep 21, 2012 - Snake River RV Park, Idaho Falls, Idaho

We arrived at the Snake River RV Park early in the afternoon. It's a nice older park but everything worked great. We did hear a train around 10:30pm but that's usually the case with RV parks. We have encountered a lot of smoke in the air because of the forest fires in northern Idaho. We talked to a man last night and he said they have had this smoke for over two months. We don't smell the smoke but the sky is really hazy. We are hoping that our stop in Yellowstone will not be a smoky one.

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Sep 4, 2012 - Potato museum and eastern Idaho fair

We visited the potato museum because this is Idaho potato country. The museum has a video about the potato industry today and also history. Displayed were potato harvesting implements, pulled by horses. We were given hashed brown potatoes and learned about the development of the Russet Burbank potato. We then went to the Eastern Idaho fair in Blackfoot, saw an amazing frizbee dog demonstation, and animals and fried twinkies. On the way back, we went to a very large army surplus store - lots for campers.

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Summer 2012

Sep 3, 2012 - Yellowstone bear world and Idaho falls

We drove to rexburg to see bears, moose, deer, and other animals at Yellowstone Bear World This is a drive thru park and we saw bear cubs fed from bottles, adult bears checking out the truck behind us, and went through the petting zoo. We also checked out the falls in downtown Idaho Falls. These are 1200' long, low but very scenic with many areas to view them in the downtown park. There are 3 dams built along the falls to harness power for the city.

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Summer 2012

Sep 2, 2012 - Ebr1 and craters of the moon

Today we checked out desert landscapes and the test lab that generated electric power from a nuclear reaction in 1951. This was a project by the US to develop an energy power use for atomic energy. The tour was in depth and showed the use of technology at that time. This reactor did power the town of Arco for a short period but was a research station and not intended to provide power to the public. Then we proceeded to craters of the moon national monument. This consists of 750,000 acres of lava, with a 7 mile loop drive through spatter...

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Summer 2012

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