Blanchard, Idaho to Idaho Falls, Idaho 10/04/2013

OCTOBER 4, 2013 (Friday)

 

Moving day. We were up and out the door by 9:00 AM. The only thing Stoneridge Resort wanted us to do was empty out the garbage and load the dishwasher, which we did. We are trying to beat the storm that is heading to the Northwest. Michael emailed cousin Tommy and said we weren’t going by Sheridan, Wyoming to see him due to the storm. He wrote back and said he’s stuck somewhere in southern Wyoming due to the storm. He was trying to get back from Las Vegas in time to greet us. Worked out best for everyone as he now doesn’t have to rush anywhere and can just wait out the storm.

Goodbye Lake Couer d'Alene.

Goodbye Lake Coeur d’Alene.

We drove and drove and drove. We thought we were going to spend the night in Butte, but because the weather was cooperating with us, we ended up in Idaho Falls at around 6:30 PM. We saw lots and lots of snow, but the weather was beautiful. We’re hopeful we’re far enough South that we won’t get any of the bad stuff.

Lex's first casino experience.  She promptly lost $3.00

Lex’s first casino experience. She promptly lost $3.00

Enroute to Butte Montana.

En route to Butte, Montana.

Rugged countryside.

Rugged countryside.

Beautiful country and Blue Sky.  Pleasant day for a drive headed towards a blizzard.

Beautiful country and blue sky. Pleasant day for a drive headed towards a blizzard.

Granite country.

Granite country.

Trees thinning, headed east, countryside changing.

Trees thinning, headed east, countryside changing.

We decided this was a rare sight,  A motorist pulled over in Montana.  Don't know what they did but it must have really been something.

We decided this was a rare sight, A motorist pulled over in Montana. Don’t know what they did but it must have really been something.

South on I-15, definite snow country.

South on I-15, definite snow country.

Cold cows.

Cold cows.

Pretty lake off I-15.

Pretty lake off I-15.

Headed south and we get a complete change, trees and snow gone.

Headed south and we get a complete change, trees and snow gone.

After driving for over 500 miles, we were tired and stopped at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Idaho Falls and got a room for $89.00. We then walked across the street to Famous Dave’s BBQ and had dinner. We are now all stuffed and ready for sleep. We’re hoping to do 6-8 hours on the road tomorrow.

Our home for the night.  Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Our home for the night. Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Our Bedroom.

Our bedroom.

Fridge and micro and free wifi.

Fridge and micro and free wifi.

Lex had smokin Ice Tea and boneless wings for dinner.

Lex had smokin ice tea and boneless wings for dinner.

Grumpy old man had chili with cheese and water to drink, plus Lex's left over wings.

Grumpy old man had chili with cheese and water to drink, plus Lex’s left over wings.

Edie's chicken salad, with water and just a few of Lex's wings.

Edie’s chicken salad, with water and just a few of Lex’s wings.

Obligatory pose.

Obligatory pose.

Our choice for dinner tonight.

Our choice for dinner tonight.

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

 

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