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Aug 29, 2018 - Grand Teton & Yellowstone

This was as long a day as a couple of weeks ago when I took the bus tour in the Black Hills except today I did all the driving. Left Rexburg at 7:15 AM and rolled into Butte shortly before 9 PM. In between I did a whirlwind tour of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as well as driving 350 miles. When I was originally planning the trip, my only thought was to stop at Yellowstone to see Old Faithful. Then I heard the Grand Prismatic Spring was not to be missed either. Then when I looked more closely at a map and saw Grand Teton...

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Aug 28, 2018 - Short Jaunt to Rexburg

When traveling I like to keep an eye out for unusual museums or sites to visit. Two that I think qualify are the International Towing and Recovery Museum in Chattanooga and Carhenge from earlier in this trip. Today I came across another one…the Museum of Clean in Pocotella, ID. This is a quirky little place I saw on a billboard, then a flyer at the Idaho visitors center on my way from SLC to Rexburg. The museum focuses on house cleaning but also a few other issues related to clean…a dentist display (clean teeth), an army display (military...

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Aug 21, 2017 - Eclipse America

Bonnie panicked the day before when she couldn't find her eclipse glasses. Spent hours looking to no avail. We called around and even went on Craigs List ($20 a pair!). The road down via Pburg and I15 was uneventful...little traffic. Stopped in at several places along the way but no glasses to be found. Bon had called her sister who was driving up and staying in Rexburg and she had extras so we figured we could meet them in Rexburg and get a pair. No such luck! Just after leaving I15 on Hwy. 33 we were stopped by State Troopers...a fast...

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Jul 15, 2016 - Wakeside Lake RV Park (7/9 - 7/14/16)

This is a really cool park. It is pretty much a gravel parking lot, but we have a great big tree beside us which gives us a lot of shade. It sits right on a lake (probably a borrow pit). What is really cool about this lake is that it has 2 electric pulleys that carry wakeboarders across the lake and back. There is also a shack that rents paddle boards. There was a big group of kids (high school or college) when we got there. We put out our chairs and watched the kids having fun. We could also fish this lake. What a great spot! The only...

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Jul 5, 2016 - Rexburg, Idaho

From Bruneau Dunes State Park, we got back on US-20 in Mountain Home and followed it to Craters of the Moon National Park and Preserve. The last time we visited here was with our grandson, Trevor, when he was about nine years old; he is now over 30, so it has been a while. This National Monument was set aside in 1924 to preserve “vast volumes of lava that issued not from one volcano but from a series of deep fissures known collectively as the Great Rift.” These eruptions took place as long as 15,000 years ago and as recently as 2,000 years...

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2016-Adventures

Jun 5, 2016 - Mesa Falls

We were looking for an easy sightseeing trip today and decided to visit Mesa Falls. The falls are located in a relatively remote spot. We headed north on route 20 from Rexburg to the small town of Ashton where we turned onto route 47. About 15 mile outside of Ashton 47 ends and the road became The Mesa Falls Scenic Byway. We first stopped at the view point above the lower falls. It was a short walk to the overlook but the falls were far below our vantage point. Just another mile brought us to the upper falls and vivitors center. This too...

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Jun 4, 2016 - Busy Day

I started my day at 5:30 am in preparation for the Teton Dam Half Marathon. We set off at 7:30 on the 13.11 mile race through The countryside north east of Rexburg that included a brief trip through Sugar City. The good news was that the course was relatively flat. That was offset by Rexburg's 5000 foot elevation and a bright sun on an increasingly warmin morning. Given those conditions I am satisfied with my 2 hour and 41 minute time and, because I was more than ten years older than anyone else in the race, I took first place in my age...

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May 31, 2016 - Into Idaho

This morning we packed up, hooked up, and headed north on I-15. It was a moderate length drive of about 220 miles. The first thirty miles kept us in city traffic with the snow-capped Wassatch Mountains to our right. But when we passed Ogden both the traffic and the landscape changed. The terrain flattened out into a wide valley that was bordered by lower altitude green mountains. As we crossed the border into Idaho we settled into more than a hundred miles of mostly flat, mostly straight highway. At Idaho Falls we turned right onto U.S. 20...

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Oct 9, 2015 - Rexburg, Idaho

The lines that appear on our maps on My Trip Journal postings are quite misleading. This entry is a classic example of that. It shows a straight, green, bee-line connecting Olympia, Washington (the point of our last journal entry) with Rexburg, Idaho. The route we actually followed was anything but straight! We began at our “home park” in Elma, Washington, about 30 miles west of Olympia, and followed US-12 from there south and east through the Chehalis and Cowlitz river valleys over the Cascade Range through White Pass (elevation 4,496’)....

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2015-Adventures

May 7, 2015 - Rexburg ID - Sheffield RV and Camping

Visited Idaho Fall, Idaho to have some work done on the camper. While there, we took the time to go to the downtown area and see the falls along the Snake River. The city was originally known as Eagle Rock. The name was derived from an isolated basalt island in the Snake River that was the nesting site for approximately twenty eagles. In 1865, Matt Taylor, a Montana Trail freighter, built a timber frame toll bridge across a narrow gorge of the river. The bridge replaced the ferry that used to run upstream and improved travel for settlers...

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Retired at Last!

Sep 10, 2012 - Rainbow Lake RV Park-Rexburg, ID

Monday-9/10- Rainbow Lake RV Park-Rexburg, ID We stopped again at Rainbow Lake RV Park in Rexburg, ID. We loved this park and town and decided to stay here another 4 days before heading south to Utah. We originally had planned to go to the Tetons for a few days when we left West Yellowstone, but fires in Jackson and Casper, Wyoming made us change our mind. Luckily, we’ve never been real close to any of the fires out here in the West, but it does seem like they are burning just about everywhere. We did see many areas that had been burned...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Rainbow Lake RV Park-Rexburg, ID

Friday-8/31- Rainbow Lake RV Park-Rexburg, ID Rainbow Lake RV was a very nice park with some picnic tables and trees. Check-in and laundry were all done by the honor system—you certainly don’t see that very often anymore. We faced a small lake in a pull-through site. The temperatures were moderate and we stayed 4 days waiting to get into an RV park at West Yellowstone. We really enjoyed this park and town. Rexburg is a college town and had plenty of restaurants and things to do. We may stop here on the way south.

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