|Snake River from Hansen Bridge - Idaho|
Shoshone Falls - Idaho Falls - Salt Lake City
Hansen Bridge - Snake River
Spring Break 2015 - Adventure #6
Tripometer: 1 mile * ~+/-25 Feet * 1 Hour
***This Tripometer is not really based on anything other than the fact that I got out of the RV a few times and walked around. Perhaps I hiked more than a mile but, - I will never tell!
|Waking up to Idaho Falls|
We cooked up some breakfast, walked around the Snake River spill - perhaps a half mile, and then continued on with our trip...
|Town of Blackfoot - 4500+ Foot Elevation, 30 minutes south of Idaho Falls|
Continuing down I-15, we detoured to the west on I-85. Heading towards the city of Twin Falls, we randomly drove over this bridge...
|Another view from Hansen Bridge|
Looking back at the map now, at one point before this bridge it appears that the Snake River really opens up, like a lake. Before this trip, who even knew about the Snake River. If I were to ever be on Jeopardy - Well, I would probably still get the answer wrong. That said, Idaho is not just a potato. I guess I had some uneducated biased opinion that it was no different that Iowa - not that there is anything wrong with Iowa mind you, as I did go there and find caves, but still, Idaho is the real deal. In fact there were other places that I would have liked to stop - but this is what I chose and I call it a good choice, as you will soon see:
Some call it the Niagra West of the Mississippi. This is about 2 hours from Idaho Falls, we were still waking up, if you will, driving in my pj's and what a mystical site to see on an off drizzle day. The picture above is nice, but being there was incredible.
|Walking around the green|
|Notice the other falls to the left|
|Welcome to Utah|
Heading back on I-84, (I-85 earlier is a short freeway for connection purposes only - I-84 triangles your direction), about 1 1/2 hours in you will enter Utah. Now pay attention! There will be a Rest Area or View Point off to the right. STOP THERE!!! Holy Crolly - I did not. I could tell from the freeway that the vantage point would have been amazing to see all the way across the entire Great Salt Lake. However, I was driving so well and so determined, I figured nah, I'll just get the next one.
Well guess what - that never happened! Instead, we kept driving to Salt Lake City, first time and about 1 1/2 hours from the border. We drove around the downtown and saw nothing but Mormon Churches, or are they Temples?:
|My only picture of Salt Lake City|
That next morning, we stopped at a Cabellas, never been before, but my wife and I each had credit cards which, okay, no comment, but the store was amazing! We bought some fudge there but I can't seem to find any pictures? Anyhow, that was my Great Salt Lake Experience! No complaints because the waterfalls before them were dope!
-Make Every Moment Yours - No Matter What!