Fix-It Day

Trip Start May 25, 2009
Trip End Jun 23, 2009

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Snake River Idaho
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Idaho
Friday, June 5, 2009



First things first:

Actually, the title of this entry is a bit misleading because we didn't have anything break down, but we did hang around in parking lots most of the day fixing things we had on our infamous to-do lists.  For example, this morning I finally finished cleaning out our moldy fridge (the only thing I didn't get to before we left), and Jim fixed the top of the front door where the air was whistling in as we drove.  That made QUITE a racket but it's much better now.



I should back up a bit...  Since our last entry, we made it to Pocatello, Idaho and again camped out in a Walmart parking lot.  I think Walmart may be our new best friend because it seems we always need something from there anyway and just now Jim walked in from yet another one saying that "you learn so much just by walking down their RV aisle!"  I guess he bought a bunch of supplies that we never knew we needed.  ;)  Idaho has not looked like I expected either - lots of green fields and farming.  Why did I expect so many more mountains?  I really like the little towns here and there are lots of horses!

Anyway, this morning the phone rang and it was a tech from Country Coach.  They are so hard to get ahold of that Jim leaped out of bed and started down his list with the "automatic" leveling system (which so far hasn't been automatic), to the control panel under the bus, to the next thing and the next.  Just checking into all of that started us on a whirlwind of fix-it activity which led to the projects above and also me downloading a program on my computer that will let me have internet from the road like Jim does.
**Attention, please:  That means that we will hopefully have once-daily trip log updates from now on, not me trying (badly) to remember the details of each day for three or four days at a time!**  :)

After we got all of those errands out of the way we headed down the road toward West Yellowstone, but luckily we saw a billboard reminding us that "Bear World" had been on our list of attractions to see here.
It is located a few miles south of Rexburg, Idaho, and was a bit too far away from Yellowstone for us to continue driving there and then come back in a few days.  So we decided to camp here for the night since the park was closed by the time we arrived, and we'll venture forth first thing tomorrow morning.  Then on to Yellowstone as planned from there.


Today's pictures will be of the Snake River, which we crossed in Twin Falls yesterday.  That was really a surprise, since neither of us were aware it was so close or that our freeway would be crossing it, and then all of a sudden a massive canyon opened up ahead of us and there it was!  It is SO big and as you can see the valley around it is SO beautiful.
Everything here is green, not just the golf course.
And look at the homes right on the cliffs!  Wouldn't you like to have one of those?


When we first drove across the bridge we saw a group of people holding a camera over the railing
and someone on the wrong side of it about to jump.
We thought he was a bungee jumper so we hurried to pull over in the turnout just after the bridge and run back to see him dangling.  Well, we barely made it in time to see him jump, but couldn't see below yet...
And he was totally GONE by the time we got to the edge!  Turns out he BASE jumped with a parachute, and that his buddies were already packed up at the bottom about to head home.  That would scare the eebie jeebies out of me, to jump off a perfectly good bridge like that and not have too much time for the chute to do its job!
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