We’ve been enjoying our time here in Idaho Falls, getting a few things done while we’re in the “big” city. I’ve got my appointment set up for my routine blood work to be done next week. We’ve done some shopping, but not exactly at the mall, as Mark asked me to do! In my last entry, I mentioned we’d stopped by Best Buy to check on some electronics. We both have new toys! Jim has a Bose speaker system for his MP3 player, I have a new Toshiba laptop, and we also have a new wireless printer.
We made our purchases on Wednesday, but left the computer with the Geek Squad to be optimized and have some software installed. While we were waiting for that to be done, Thursday we headed off to explore two scenic byways that are nearby:
Where we caught some very interesting views of the Grand Teton mountain range:
The Teton Byway starts about 35 miles southeast of Idaho Falls at Swan Valley and ends at Ashton, where the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway starts.
On the Mesa Falls byway, we stopped at the Lower Falls, where the observation deck is a long ways above the falls. Then we went to the Upper Falls:
Where they have stairs and walkways to get closer to these dramatic falls:
We have gone down part of the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in a small drift boat, but not this section!
After our two byway drives, we stopped at a small restaurant in Ashton and had a bite of lunch before heading back to the rv park.
I picked up my new computer and started the process of getting familiar with Windows Vista and finding out what programs I run that might have “compatibility issues.” This process continued all day today, and I’ve finally got to the point I can use the new machine. The issues have been surprisingly minor, all things considered. I will be buying a couple of new programs that don’t have upgrades available, but they are not critical.
Tomorrow, Dortha and Mark will be arriving and we’ll continue our adventures!