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Minidoka National Historic Site

I didn’t leave Twin Falls til 2 pm from my solo road trip, which put me off schedule. but it didn’t really matter much. Some of places I wanted to go I knew would likely be unreachable and I wasn’t against making changes. While at the visitor center in fact I read about the nearby Minidoka National…

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Southern Idaho Road Trip: The Southernest

Southern Idaho surprised us quite a lot. We found lizards at Balanced Rock, cacti near the Utah border, saw a Cow Killer (rare variety of wasp), a variety of Paintbrush flowers, and experienced a real ‘old west’ feel overall. The towns on our way to City of Rocks were quaint and historic, and the scenery around them…

First Building 1893
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Albion State Normal School – Albion, Idaho

We stopped by the “Albion State Normal School” on our way to City of Rocks. We didn’t plan on stopping anywhere, in fact we were going pretty fast when I noticed the cool old buildings and sign, and we were thoroughly interested once we read the name. It immediately make me think of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar…

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The Elusive Hagerman Off-Road Park

As we sit here in a random south Idaho parking lot, getting buffeted by 30mph winds and much stronger gusts, it seemed like a good time to write another blog. We’ll be here for at least 4 hours, til 6pm, when the wind is supposed to die down, then driving as far as we can before we’re…

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Take in the Beauty of Yosemite, but Take a GPS, Will You?

Apart from the climber’s dream of scaling El Capitan, there are a number of treasures in Yosemite, from scintillating scenery to impressive rock pools known to cool down climbers after a strenuous climb. Yet, what campers don’t know about Yosemite, is that it also happens to be one of the prime locations for campers to go missing. This…

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Hagerman Idaho – Weekend One

We were pleasantly surprised by the Hagerman RV Village upon arrival. The park is full of beautiful shade trees, flowering fruit trees, and hundreds of birds – Robins, Towhees, Doves, Quail and Warblers galore. The sites are huge, easy to get into, rent is cheap, and the WiFi works great. If it wasn’t for its remoteness, it…