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Aug 4, 2019 - Twin Falls ID

Saturday’s jeeping got a late start as we had to move the house to another site, directly in front of our previous perch, but within the same campground. We finally headed out around 11:00 and made our way east of town to Shoshone Falls State Park to take a gander at the water falls that are called “The Niagara of the West” and while pretty impressive, it lacks the awe and thunder of Niagara. One distinct advantage that Shoshone has over Niagara is that it isn’t in New York. We took some pictures then headed off on an unproductive quest to...

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Aug 3, 2019 - Twin Falls ID

Our Friday journey was a long one, but a good one. We headed north on U.S. 93 with the Ketchum and Sun Valley area as our goal, but we ventured beyond that...well beyond that. We decided that we would go north and then on the way home hit Ketchum and Sun Valley because in Ketchum was the Pioneer Saloon, a reputed hangout of our good buddy Ernest Hemingway. The Pioneer is famous for their Prime Rib dinner and we are famous for eating Prime Rib so it seemed like a match made in heaven, however they don’t open till 4:00 so stopping there on...

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Aug 2, 2019 - Twin Falls ID

We got a lateish start to our Pocatello area travels on Wednesday thanks to having to make a call to our insurance company to deal with another windshield replacement...this time to the fast house. We had a small crack on the driver’s side that was only about 4” long and not in my line of sight so we basically ignored it. Until Tuesday, when it took off as if it had a mind of it’s own and is now about 30” long and creeping upwards. So, we are working on getting it replaced, probably somewhere around Boise next week...if all goes well. Our...

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Jun 20, 2019 - Strange Things

I kept an eye out for paddlefish, living fossils that are found only here and in China and are famous for their caviar roe, as I traveled along the Yellowstone today. They are one of Montana's oddities. Another oddity of the day was the snow storm that I drove through over the Continental Divide, 35 degrees and poor visibility on the the final day of spring. The crazy weather stayed with me all day with snow, sleet, rain, and heavy winds all the way to Idaho Falls. I had a little trouble getting out of Montana, not just due of the weather,...

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Oct 23, 2018 - Losing time

Tuesday, October 23: Kennewick, WA → Jerome/Twin Falls Idaho Weather: mid 40sF and partly cloudy, low 70s with periods of drizzle but sunny by afternoon Route: Kennewick Hampton Inn → I-82E → I-84E → Jerome/Twin Falls KOA Highlights: - We had a restful sleep last night but I was still groggy when the alarm sounded at 6:30. Hubby was dressed and leaving for the free hot breakfast before I was out of bed. I followed him down 30 minutes later for fresh fruit, oatmeal with dried fruit bits, a finger of french toast and coffee. I took 2...

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Sep 24, 2017 - Laramie to Twin Falls, ID

It was in the mid thirties when we got up today, what a change. Somewhere between very hot and cold would be nice. The clouds are low and we will leave early to beat the snow that is expected after 5 pm today. Highway warnings were posted all along the way yesterday. We left about 8:30 that should get us over the mountains and into Ogden by about 1 pm. There was heavy fog as we neared 7000 feet. Lost of snow along the sides and we had intermittent snow and rain showers but nothing on the road. At Ogden we decided to push on and arrived in...

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Sep 22, 2017 - staying nearby

The original plan was to spend the day at Craters of the Moon National Park, an 1,100 square mile lava field about 1-1/2 hour drive from here. Once you get there a seven mile loop road takes you past exotic rock formations and you can do some hiking. When we looked at the park's webcam this morning and saw .4 miles visibility, we decided that the park wasn't worth all that driving and looked for things to do nearby. So we went to Minidoka National Historic site, one of ten spots where Japanese Americans were interred during World War II....

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Sep 21, 2017 - winter is here

I didn't sleep well last night; I dreamed I was on a sail boat. It was so windy that our massive motor home was rocking and the slide awnings flapped like sails. We finally pulled in the slide to make the noise stop. Luckily, things calmed down on this mostly driving day. We drove down about 3,000 feet so you would think that it would be warmer, but instead it is unusually cold - 42º - especially ironic since back home they had the hottest September 21 ever at 92º. We had some rain on the drive; we're thankful that is wasn't ten degrees...

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Sep 8, 2017 - Purple Haze

Maybe Jimi had the smoke over the Sierras in mind. There certainly was a purple haze over the mountains today as I headed east on the first leg of my Summer of Love road trip, the haze from smokey fires all over the West. No fires on my route, thankfully, just smoke. And some beautiful rain across northern Nevada and southern Idaho. It was smooth sailing except for some ubiquitous road work on Interstate 80. I made great time (and gas mileage) since I'm not towing Quo Vadis this trip. I'm missing the second half of my traveling duo, though,...

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Aug 18, 2017 - 2 Continental Divides

The Snake -- Another Impressive River Friday, August 18: Rawlins, WY → Twin Falls, ID Weather: bright and sunny all day, temps below 70F for the first 3 hours thanks to the high elevation, reaching 90F in Twin Falls but cooling quickly after sunset Route: I-80/US-30/Lincoln Hwy through WY → US-89 through Opal and Kemmerer to Bear Lake then I-15 through Logan (a neat little University of Utah town) → I-84 to Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls. Mostly good road surfaces along the whole route. Many construction zones but no delays and light...

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Jul 25, 2017 - Twin Falls sightseeing day

Remember, the narrative and pictures were really all for today, not yesterday... Then we stopped at the visitor center and overlook by the Perrine Bridge, back at the edge of town. There’s a golf course downriver in the canyon which makes the view seem even more awesome. The bridge is the big deal though…it is 486 feet above the river & canyon, and the only one in the country that allows BASE jumpers to parachute off of it, year-round, with no permit. So, almost any time you go, you are quite likely to see someone jumping if the weather is...

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Jul 24, 2017 - Twin Falls, Idaho

Note: I split this into two days because there were too many pictures for one day. We actually drove TO Twin Falls today, then stayed an extra day and saw everything tomorrow. So the zillions of pictures were all taken the same day. Sorry, I cut about 50 or 60, but many were repeats...how many pictures of waterfalls can you tolerate? Twin Falls is a pretty cool town. First of all they have Shoshone Falls, known as the Niagara Falls of the West, and they are almost as spectacular. First we went to the Harley dealer for a T-shirt (They are...

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