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  • Day55

    McCunes in Driggs, Idaho

    August 20, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    It took us all day to get to the tiny town of Driggs. We had a picnic lunch at a rest stop and purchased some groceries at Walmart to my my Mexican casserole dish.

    Ken grilled steaks, fresh corn and potatoes. We ate out on the patio.

    Wow, we laughed and laughed and told old Bolivian stories. Ken and Lori served as missionaries with us back from 1986-1994. Katie and Karen were the same age and played together. Andy was just a little older than Ellen.

    Glenn and Ken worked together on the SAMAIR airplanes. I would flight follow for Ken with the ham radio.

    We look forward to having a great time here. The RV is set up in their back yard.
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    Laura Folk

    Oooh- that looks so good!

  • Day143

    Idaho's Natural Hot Springs

    October 2, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Im Süden von Idaho gibt es Dutzende von heißen Quellen. Manche liegen direkt an der Straße, andere erfordern eine stundenlange Anfahrt auf holprigen Forstwegen oder eine kleine Wanderung. Dann ist man da aber ganz allein mit seinen privaten Pool in schöner Natur ...Read more

    Ingo Macco

    Oh Mann- Tanja da sollte ich doch dabei sein😊 das ist ja der Hammer! Da wollt ihr dich gar nicht mehr weg - Snüfz- da kommt ihr doch gar nicht mehr heim 😢


    Wir kommen nur heim, werden wir dann dort mit dir in der neuen Badewanne liegen dürfen ...

    Ingo Macco

    Ok ich tu mein bestes😃 vielleicht kann ich heute einen probelauf machen😘

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  • Day56

    Coeur d'Alene

    August 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 24 °C

    Nach Seattle liegen einige Tage Road Trip bis zum Yellowstone Nationalpark vor uns. Die erste Übernachtungsmöglichkeit auf dem Weg finden wir in einem National Forest. Es gibt quasi keine Infrastruktur, aber einen großen Stellplatz mitten in der Natur.

    Die anschließende Weiterfahrt verzögert sich durch einen unerwarteten, großen Stau. Da der Verkehr sonst sehr entspannt fließt, muss es schon einen triftigen Grund für die Verzögerung geben. Nach einiger Zeit entdecken wir ihn auch: Der Abschnitt rechts der Straße hat gebrannt und tut es zum Teil wohl immer noch. Mehrere Löschflugzeuge kreuzen die Straße direkt vor uns und auf dem Boden sind ebenfalls Feuerwehr und Polizei im Einsatz. Von dem Feuer selbst sehen wir nur noch sehr wenig, sonst dürften wir wohl auch nicht passieren. Die schwarze, qualmende Erde ist aber auch beeindruckend.

    Später als geplant erreichen wir den angesteuerten Campingplatz, der uns mit seiner Lage und Ausstattung direkt überzeugt noch einen Entspannungstag vor Ort anzuschließen. Also relaxen wir den nächsten Tag an unserem Platz an einem kleinen See, wobei nur die örtliche Wespenplage den Spaß zu den Mahlzeiten einschränkt. Dafür hat Keji einen Namenszug bekommen, mühsam zusammengestellt aus diversen Aufklebern.

    Frisch und erholt geht es weiter Richtung Yellowstone.
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    Johanna B.

    Sehr cool. Wie groß ist das und wo klebt es?

    Sophie H

    Nicht soo groß, vlt. 25-30 cm. Auf der Beifahrerseite über dem hinteren Reifen.

  • Day25

    Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

    June 29 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 84 °F

    Up the road a piece from Stanley, ID is the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge. Several people had mentioned that we needed to see "The Dredge". Having no idea what they were talking about we happened upon a sign for it and went. I have some pictures but at the moment can't find my camera, hopefully it is someplace here in Seattle. I seem to have a problem keeping track of it.

    Anyway, it was rather interesting and disturbing too. (https://yankeeforkdredge.com/)
    "In 1939 the Silas Mason company out of New York was looking for a place to invest some money to help out the economy. After doing some surveying they picked Yankee Fork valley as a place to do some dredging for gold. It was estimated that there was 11 million dollars of gold to be had in the 5 1/2 mile claim.." It looked like a huge boat. The disturbing part was what they did to the environment. First they rerouted the river then they used the dredge to dig up all the rocks from the riverbed, analyze them for gold content, extract the gold and then dump all the rocks out the back of the ship and move it forward to do it again. They basically destroyed the entire river valley. One of the guides was a descendent of one of the workmen and shared some stories with us.

    Nearby is the Custer Ghost Town. (https://westernmininghistory.com/towns/idaho/custer_id/) Some of the original buildings are still standing and volunteers had lots of info and history about the town to share. We got old time sarsaparillas which were well appreciated as it was rather warm out. The town included some Chinese workers who lived outside the actual town, segregated. And since they were not included in the US census, they had a separate record of them which they displayed.

    We also visited the Stanley Museum. and then spent an afternoon at Red Fish Lake.

    Camping nights were on NFS campgrounds next to the Salmon River. Definitely a lovely place to spend a few days.
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  • Day7

    Soda Fountain, Soda Springs ID

    June 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Whilst today has been mainly just a driving day we ha e seen some different country. Driving some minor roads through Utah. Utah of course is mainly Mormon as it was the Mormons settled these and farmed these lands in the late 1800s.

    There is some amazing history of those times in the Oregon trail that passes through this region. The Tabernacle (photo below) is a monument to those times.

    We passed through Ephriam, Coalville, Evanston, Paris, Laketown Garden City. We also stopped in Montpelier to visit the bank now a museum that was robbed by Butch Cassidy and accomplices, before arriving in Soda Springs.

    Laketown and Garden City sit on the shores of Bear Lake, a huge expanse of water. There is a species of fish that habitats here that is only otherwise found in Washington. The theory is that the lakes are connected via subterranean caves, this is unproven as the lake is so deep it has not yet been proven.

    Soda Springs is so named by the geyser was discovered here that provided a source of commercial grade drinkable carbonated Soda Water.
    It was a large source of revenue for the town.

    Now the geyser is controlled with releases on the hour, it is very impressive. We took a cup and drank straight from the geyser after the release. It was perfect.

    We chatted with a local girl who educated us about a number of local facts and has suggested that next time we are here to contact her mother who would be more than happy to play host and tour guide.

    A cold beer and a shared meal at the local Pub and the day is complete. Another stunning day weatherwise.

    Heading to Jackson tomorrow where snow has been falling.
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    Kearie Ferris

    Beautiful. I'd love one of those bears at home.

    Paul n Vicky VAN DER KOLK

    Absolutely stunning. Have fun in Jackson.x

  • Day20

    Minidoka National Historic Site

    June 24 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    On the way to Craters of the Moon we happened across this rather unusual site and decided to check it out. Minidoka National Historic Site (https://www.nps.gov/miin/index.htm) is the site of one of 10 'Japanese Internment Camps' that were used to detain thousands of Japanese Americans during WW II.

    The visitor center was closed but there are lots of signs on the trail through the area. The details of the treatment the detainees received during and after the war was difficult to learn about but I am glad we stopped. I learned a lot.

    The thing that bothered me the most is realizing how many people would have supported doing it again after 9/11 to all Muslims.
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  • Day22

    Craters of the Moon National Monument

    June 26 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    Craters of the Moon is located in Idaho on a 10,000 year old lava bed. Another barely known park with an interesting history and good hikes, camping and pretty dog friendly. It was hot during the day but there is a constant wind that keeps the van cool enough for Jay. But hiking still needed to be early morning or late afternoon. Hiking through Lava Fields and learning about Lava Tubes and various lava formations has been pretty interesting.

    There weren't any showers but it is easy enough to was up most of the time with just some water. But it is so, so dry! My hair & skin are a mess.

    Most of my posts are being written many days later while relaxing in Seattle. Unfortunately that means: 1. I don't remember all the details and can't say exactly what I did. 2. It is a little bit of a rush job, some of my photos have not been uploaded or edited. I just could not get it together to do it all while traveling.

    Next trip I need to : set a more leisurely pace, Stop to at least add a few cryptic notes if I can't fill in the details, and work on organizing my photos. Once I get caught up, it will feel like a great accomplishment and I will try to at least and one picture and a sentence every day.

    I plan to go back and add more photos too.
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  • Day80

    Natalie’s grandparents, MAF & Bynums

    September 14, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    We stayed Sunday night in Nampa, Idaho boondocking at the Bynum’s home. We served together in Bolivia. Their daughter would babysit and son Aaron was in Ellen’s class. Kathy also gave our girl’s piano lessons. It was fun to see them.

    Monday, we stopped in at the MAF headquarters and got a quick tour. Gene Jordan gave us a tour (his parents would come frequently to Bible Memory Association Camp back in the 70’s. I had fond memories of them). We also met up with Brian who attended Moody with me. His wife, Connie and I graduated together.)

    We then continued on to Natalie’s grandparents! What gems! Natalie works with us in Guatemala.
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  • Day28

    Lake Cascade, ID

    July 2 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 88 °F

    Well, I just discovered that Google Maps has been keeping track of my wanderings and shows exactly where I ended up each night of my travels. And I had forgotten completely about this stop. When we left Boise, we just meandered towards Portland and not finding an actual campsite we ended up pulling off the side of the road at Lake Cascade and spent the night. It was perfect and quite beautiful. No pictures though...still don't know where my camera ended up. Wait...Google even has one of my photos!Read more

  • Day72

    highway 1 - the end

    May 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 28 °C

    den haben wir nun erfolgreich zu ende befahren. von da aus haben wir den weg in richtung yellowstone nationalpark eingeschlagen, was 19 stunden fahrt bedeutet. da wir gott sei dank schon übung haben haben wir den teil in kalifornien bereits hinter uns und sind nun auf dem weg durch oregon. erfreulicherweise ist der sprit hier auch wieder etwas günstiger als in kalifornien (wo er im durchschnitt $4,30/gallone gekostet hat).

    es gibt hier highways mit einer besonders schönen umgebung, diese heißen dann „scenic byway“ oder so. auf genau so einem befinden wir uns grad. neben einem nickerchen für mich gab es heute als besonderes highlight rühreier als mittagssnack auf einer „rest area“, so etwas wie eine raststätte nur etwas campingmäßiger.

    wir hoffen, dass wir morgen im nationalpark ankommen. schade nur, dass nur 1 von 6 routen bereits geöffnet ist. die saison startet im nationalpark erst ab mitte mai so richtig. nach dem yellowstone gehts dann direkt nach kanada zurück. da vermutlich kaum etwas aufhaben wird in dem park wird unser besuch dort auch nicht allzu lang werden, zumal die campingplätze mit den duschen ebenfalls erst im mai bzw. juni öffnen und „overnight parking“ (also das was wir immer machen) überall verboten ist, außer auf campingplätzen. klar man will ja auch geld verdienen.

    den glacier nationalpark lassen wir aus da dieser den nationalparks in alberta ähnelt und wir lieber dahin wollen.

    unterwegs konnten wir aber paar schöne aufnahmen machen- auch bei nach. diese folgen bei besserem wlan.
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