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North America » United States » Idaho » Lava Hot Springs September 1st 2017

Today was another travel day. We continued north into Idaho. We passed through Salt Lake City and we did see the Great Salt Lake as we went by. I didn't get any pictures, I was quite occupied by the heavy traffic and didn't think of it. I was also a bit hesitant to get off the expressway and try to drive a motorhome towing a car through city streets. Provo blended into Salt Lake City which blended into Ogden, making for a long stretch of busy traffic. Clearly most of Utah lives in that corridor, as the rest of the state was relatively deserted. So we didn't see the big Mormon temple. Every town of any size that we passed through had a Mormon church, but I never saw a single Methodist church or even a ... read more
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Bill and I have had two adventure filled days travelling in Idaho and then through Yellowstone Park in Montana and Wyoming. After spending the night in Twin Falls, Idaho we got up early and arrived at the Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, just outside Shoshone, of course. This area of Idaho is very much influenced by the historic Shoshone tribes who made their home along the Snake River. In the early 1900s the tribe was moved off their land to a reservation. These caves are spectacular to tour. The fee was 10 dollars and worth every cent. I expected underground caves with hieroglyphics instead; we travelled through a lava field and entered the largest cave by stone steps. The cave was accidentally discovered in1860 by a young child. So what is an ice cave? According to the ... read more
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