While visiting some friends in Boise, Idaho they suggested taking a drive on the incredible Payette River Scenic Byway. It was September of 2020, it was a beautiful day, and we were definitely ready to see some natural beauty. We loaded up our convertible Beatle rental car and headed out for a few hours. They suggested we allow about 2 and 1/2 hours and they were right, however, we took even longer stopping MANY times along the way. I think we were gone almost 5-6 hours, lol Below is a video of some of the places we saw on our drive along the river.
I have always loved the water but forgot how much until I was working on my Beach, Mountains, or Best of Both Worlds post. It made me stop, reflect, and acknowledge that it has been too long since I hit the beach or a stream. It also saddened me to realize that I have never been White Water Rafting. That is unless you count the Big Foot Rapids ride at Knott’s Berry Farm, which I don’t. lol It was fun and all, but I would love to experience the real thing one day. With that in mind, I did some research and found 6 rivers that I would love to explore via rafting. I am going to start with the Salmon River in Idaho. Continue reading “White Water Rafting – Six White Water Rivers to Paddle this Summer!”
On a recent trip to Boise, Idaho we didn’t want to do some of the touristy things we had done on previous trips to the area, like their state capitol. We wanted to do something unique and different on this trip. I did some research and found Boise Art Glass. It was definitely something I had wanted to do for a long time but wasn’t sure if Gene would be too interested. I was happily surprised when he seemed just as interested as me! Continue reading “Boise Art Glass in Downtown Boise Idaho – Handmade Glass Art”
While in Idaho in May 2014 to see the State Capitol and spend time in Twin Falls, we visited the Bruneau Dunes State Park. It is a 5-mile loop trail located near Bruneau, Idaho. The park is about halfway between Boise and Twin Falls. Thus it was a perfect place to take a driving break on our way from the Capitol to Shoshone Falls. Continue reading “Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho – The Land of Sand”
What is a visit to Twin Falls without seeing the “Twin Falls”? It is a waterfall on the Snake River in southern Idaho in the Snake River Canyon. The falls is a few miles east of its namesake city, Twin Falls. It is upstream of Pillar Falls and Shoshone Falls. Twin Falls is downstream from Milner Dam. Water flow over Twin Falls is controlled by dams used for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation. Some people may think that Twin Falls is a natural waterfall, but it’s not. It is a result of the damming of the Caney Fork River and the powerhouse. Continue reading “Twin Falls, Idaho – Must See Places of Interest in the Area”
HAWAII – MARYLAND
We have traveled a lot throughout the US and have actually been to 41 of the 50 States. Thus I decided to share some information about each state as well as the state road sign. If we didn’t get to a state sign yet (or forgot to get one while we were there), I have posted another picture of a state sign and will replace it once we have pictures. In the meantime, please enjoy the information on the states from Hawaii-Maryland. FYI, these are in alphabetical order.
The Perrine Bridge is a spectacular bridge which spans the majestic Snake River Canyon on the northern edge of Twin Falls. It is 1,500 feet long and 486 feet above the Snake River. The four-lane bridge has pedestrian walkways with views of the river, sheer cliffs, the Blue Lakes, waterfalls, and can’t be missed as you come into town. It is jaw dropping beautiful. Continue reading “Perrine Bridge – Twin Falls, Idaho. Majestic Scenery”
On our May 2014 trip to Twin Falls, Idaho to see Shoshone Falls, and the Perrine Bridge, we spent the day at Craters Of The Moon National Monument. It was truly amazing and something apparently over 200,000 people do yearly. I am glad we were one of them that year. 🙂 Continue reading “Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho”