Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Easy Travel Day to Idaho

Of course it was easy, it was downhill all the way!

I took this picture when we were a little more than halfway through the 6% grade area, it was a total of 5 miles long:

IMG_9603 It’s hard to see in this picture, but the Idaho flatlands are out there on the horizon:IMG_9602 We got underway at almost exactly 10 a.m. this morning for our 2 hour drive to Idaho Falls.  Our fuel stop was an easy-in, easy-out truck stop at Rexburg.  Gas mileage for the day was 10 mpg – Jim would like to have that kind of mileage all the time!

We got to  Idaho Falls a little before noon and found our exit, Lindsay Blvd. with no problem:


Just down the street from the exit is the Snake River RV Park:

IMG_9607 This park used to be a KOA, but now is privately owned.  The check in process was easy and friendly, and getting to our site was no problem at all.  There are a lot of trees here, but we found a little open space and got a satellite signal pretty quickly.  We also had no trouble getting level, so we were happy about that.  The downside is that every other site is 50 amp, so when Dortha and Mark arrive on Saturday, they will not be right next to us.  The pull throughs in this section also go opposite directions, so one neighboring site (driver’s side) is very close to ours, while the other side is a little further away.  But the park has a nice feel to it, and we’ll be fine here for the next 9 nights.

After we got set up, we took the owner’s recommendation and went to a nearby Mexican place for lunch:


The restaurant is just across the street from the falls that gave the town it’s name.  Below is a very small section of the falls, which actually cover about a city block or more:


The afternoon has been spent relaxing, although we did make a quick trip across town to check out some electronics at Best Buy and a stop back by the river walk for a nice stroll.

Over the next few days we will be catching up with business and shopping.  Mark asked us to be sure to buy out all the stores at the mall before they get here. I’ll sure try, Mark, you can rest assured I will do my best for you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm a fulltimer wannabe. I live 70 miles west of Idaho Falls and have followed you for sometime.
Do you plan to see some of central Idaho. The Lost River Valley is surrounded by high mountains on the east and west. Mt Borah the highest peak in Idaho is north of Arco. The Craters of the Moon is a national monument and well worth a visit. As you travel west across the Arco desert you will see three buttes which can be quite scenic. Travel in the middle of the morning or early afternoon because many people work at what we call the site and the traffic is heavy early and after about 4 pm. Enjoy your Idaho visit.