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Aug 5, 2015 - Rocks, rocks and more rocks

We spent the night of the 3rd in North Platte, NE after driving I-80 doing 80+ with tractor trailers passing on both sides. I think I'm getting to old for that so when we left North Platte the next morning I drove the Lincoln Highway (old 30) at 65 miles per hour. At Gering, WY we visited the rocks that were used by early pioneers and travelers headed west and then headed toward the Tetons. When we got to Riverton, WY there was not a room to be had. At 9 O'Clock that night we found the last spot in a Campground at Lander, WY and spend the...

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JC&Linda Clark

Jul 17, 2015 - Day Two - Talking Leaves

A favorite reference from the Bird Woman audio book today was Sacagawea calling Clark's journal entries "talking leaves." I wonder what she would call my electronic blog entries? The Corps had an amazing end to their great adventure. William Clark even took Sacagawea's young son, Pomp, into his own home to educate him later on. But I was saddened to learn that Merriweather Lewis, after his acclaimed success, ended up an alcoholic who took his own life, an tragic irony in light of another quote of the day - "You don't know your own strength...

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Sacagawea and Me

Jun 20, 2015 - Day 27 June 19 2015 Hoback WY to Idaho Falls ID

Day 27 June 19 2015 Hoback WY to Idaho Falls ID We woke up to a chilly 45 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze which wouldn’t be anything like we would encounter heading into Idaho. Our route today would take us through Jackson, into The Teton Nat’l Forrest first than into Yellowstone Nat’l Park., before entering Montana and Idaho. The morning was filled with anticipation of seeing herds of elk and bison. Bothe Leona and me has been to the Tetons and Yellowstone before, but it’s just like going to the Grand Canyon for the first time,...

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Born Free

May 16, 2015 - Craters of the Moon

We love Boise, and Kristine, and it was difficult to say goodbye to both. We had such nice weather while we were there, it was disappointing to leave in rain. And boy, did it rain. As we drove the 300 miles to Idaho Falls, we drove in and out of dark storm clouds and lots of rain. We cringed each time a big truck passed us because we knew the motorhome was getting very dirty. We arrived at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Falls in time for happy hour. They had plug-ins in their parking lot for about 6 rigs but there were only 2 of us for the...

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Crawford's Trip 2014

Sep 24, 2014 - Leaving Ogden/Kayesville

On the morning of the 24th, we checked out of the motel and headed for Campingworld to retrieve our rig. They really did a good job and it looks great again. We transferred everything back into the rig, including Sophie and Parker. They were really glad to be HOME again. Then we headed north on I15 towards, Idaho Falls, Id, where we planned to stay our first night. It was a very uneventful trip. We pulled into the Sunnyside RV & Mobile home park early in the afternoon and got setup for the night. It is a really nice park, nice and clean...

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Sep 4, 2014 - thurs sept 4

We had a short drive today (350mi.) So we had coffee and breakfast, then made our way down I84, stopping a few times along the way, gassed up the first time near Caldwell, and stopped for lunch at Malag state park. Big gorge that drains into the snake river. Tonight we stay in a hotel in Idaho Falls so we can watch the Seahawks. Go Hawks!

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the remaining states

Sep 3, 2014 - Craters of the Moon, Idaho Falls

What a difference a day makes in the weather! Temperatures dropped 20 degrees from yesterday and the winds kicked up to test the towing ability of the Ridgeline. Because we are writing this update it is proof that the truck and trailer did just fine. In fact it handled better than the motorhome! The blustery day continued as we approached Craters of the Moon National Park when we encountered a dust storm. What a weird experience when dust is thicker than fog requiring us to slow down to a crawl. Fortunately we came out of it quickly, but...

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Jul 28, 2014 - On the Moon

We decided to stop at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Southeast Central Idaho, largely because it was a halfway point between Nampa and Grand Teton. The price was right ($5/night plus free park entrance with Senior Pass,) so we pulled into Lava Flow Campground, figuring we'd eat, sleep, and leave early the next day.....we had heard that it was hot and miserable. As we pulled into camp #11 and began to level the coach, it started to rain. The temperature plummeted, and a delightful desert breeze began to waft through the scrub...

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Geritol Journals

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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Travels with Ursa

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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