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Aug 3, 2019 - 12th STOP - Idaho Falls, ID

Left Jackson Hole this morning at 10:30 and got to the Snake River RV Park at 1:30. Nice easy drive along the Snake River most of the way and then along a huge Lake. Lots of rafters all the way along the river and lots of boats in the lake. All along the lake people were dry camping near the shore. All were camping trailers with a few fifth wheel rigs. At the end of the lake was a big dam and when we took a sharp right at Alpine Junction the scenery changed to huge farms growing stuff I did not know what it was. At that point the bugs...

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2019TripWest

Jul 8, 2019 - Idaho Falls by way of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

We left the Boise/Meridian area on Monday and headed from the west side of the state to the east side. Along the way we stopped to visit the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve on Route 20. This is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20 (concurrent with US 93 and US 26), between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best-preserved flood...

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Jun 13, 2019 - Walmart Idaho Falls

We went on quite a long drive today to the closest Walmart. It was time for us to stock up on so many things we were out of. Walmart is our favorite store for stocking up. We were surprised to see the closest Walmart was all the way in Idaho Falls. I have been using the Smart Styles in Walmart to get my hair done for years, it was time for my touch up too. We made a late appointment for 1:00 P.M. to give us time to drive there on time. It was a long drive but the beauty of the area made it a lot more fun. We drove along the Snake River for...

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Aug 18, 2018 - Down the Mountain

Idaho Falls, ID It was time to move on, so we headed down the mountain. Before leaving the area completely, however, we stopped in Salt Lake City at Antelope Island State Park - the largest of 10 islands in the Great Salt Lake. Antelope Island is home to free-ranging bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and many other desert animals. Millions of birds congregate along the shores surrounding the island. Besides birds, the only wildlife we encountered was a bison taking up the middle of the road, 2 sand hill cranes while driving to the...

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Jul 2, 2018 - Idaho Falls, Idaho

We moved on July 1st to Fort Hall. The Fort Hall Indian Casino has a RV Park at about half the price of a site in Idaho Falls (35 miles north.) We visited with Steve Davis and his wife Annie at their home in Idaho Falls. Steve and I went to boot camp in Great Lakes, IL in sister companies. When boot was over, we each got orders to the same A School in GLAKES, then temporary duty on board the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) in San Diego, CA. Then we went to Nuclear Power School in Vallejo, CA. After 6 months we were transferred to Idaho Falls for...

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Aug 28, 2017 - Vale to Idaho Falls

Traveled from Vale to Idaho Falls. Fuel at Loves in Ontario was $2.99 Then followed the interstate to Mountain Home where we exited onto Hwy 20 which we followed all the way to Idaho Falls. This was a nice drive over Sawtooth Mountains and then through the Craters of the Moon. A lava flow that is about 100 miles wide in places. This must have presented a real challenge to the pioneers. The city of Arco was the first town in the US to have Nuclear Power. From Arco to Idaho Falls was miles and miles of land that was a Nuclear...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Idaho Falls ID

On the journey along US 20 we passed a roadside marker saying something about elephant hunters. What! Elephant hunters in Idaho? See the picture for the explanation. The Elks Lodge here has 4 camping spaces and 2 were available. And the price is right - a $10 donation. They have electric and water. However the road the lodge is on is under construction so it made finding the place a little more challenging. There is a six-hole short course at the Sand Creek Golf Club. Those six holes were very unkind to us. Dinner tonight at the Snake Bite...

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The Summer of 2017

Aug 7, 2017 - Idaho Falls Idaho or Potato Heaven!

When we get time off, and need to go to a real grocery store, we head to either Bozeman or Idaho Falls. Both are about 90 miles from the campground. In Idaho Falls, we go to Safeway or Albertson’s, maybe a little side trip to Walmart or Cabella’s. Usually I can also talk Mike into buying me lunch or an early dinner. He is good like that. What a nice guy! On the way to Idaho Falls is the town of Rigby. There is a produce market there that sells potatoes. They have some really BIG potatoes. We are talking 40 in a 50 pound box. That is more...

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Jul 20, 2017 - Jackson, Wyoming

We stayed in Idaho Falls for two nights, mainly so we would have a day to go to the town of Jackson, Wyoming, up in Jackson Hole. We’d been there on motorcycles about 10 years ago, but had come in from the north through Yellowstone, then went back the same way, out the east side to Cody. This time we were coming from the South, up the valley from Idaho and the town is a fun place, so we wanted to go back. The ride up today was beautiful, with a stop at the earthen dam that creates Palisades Reservoir. It’ is a really, really long lake...

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Jul 20, 2017 - Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson

I separated this part out because there were too many pictures for Jackson and, well: The main thing we wanted to go see again was the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, with coins embedded in the bar top and saddles for barstools. We had some drinks and lunch and there are a lot of other cowboy things to see in there too (see pictures), so that place alone makes it worth the trip. It's the thing we most remembered about Jackson, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Jul 19, 2017 - Idaho Falls

There isn't much to report about the trip from Helena to Idaho Falls, pretty boring, except I had to fight the wind a lot with the motorhome. Whenever we have wide open spaces that's a problem. We were lucky to get a space at the campground there because the Blue Angels were performing in Idaho Falls that weekend so everybody came from miles around. We probably could have stayed and gotten tickets to the air show, but we've seen them many times having lived in Annapolis and we have our own air show in Punta Gorda. Since there are no...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, & Teton Village, WY to Idaho Falls, Idaho

It was mostly a travel day, today with a couple of stops. We left at 6:30 am. It was raining and about 45 degrees when we woke up. The nice thing about dry camping, is that Jim did not have to break things down, but just shut off the gas and throw away the garbage. It was very windy at the campground, but there was no wind soon after, and a little bit later on. It is windy here at the campground, and probably will rain soon, but it is 86 degrees. Along the way, I noticed beautiful purple lupines growing along the side of the road. A bike...

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