Idaho Falls, Idaho to Price, Utah 10/5/2013

OCTOBER 5, 2013 (Saturday)

 

Happy happy birthday to Marilyn & Carolyn! Wishing you many more!

Michael got up early and went out to get us breakfast. At this hotel they give you a relatively nice hot breakfast. Michael brought us back tea, muffin, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, and bacon. It was all pretty good.

We left around 10:00 AM. We were tired as it was such a long day yesterday. We decided to see the falls in Idaho Falls. We were told by Famous Mike at Famous Daves BBQ last night that they had man-made waterfalls really close down Broadway. We drove down Broadway and were quite surprised at how lovely the falls were, and how long they were. Quite beautiful. Glad we took the time to investigate.

Idaho Falls has a wonderfully developed river area.  A lateral dam creates about a half mile of falls, just beautiful.

Idaho Falls has a wonderfully developed river area. A lateral dam creates about a half mile of falls, just beautiful.

Grumpy old man trying to get close to a pretty woman.

Grumpy old man trying to get close to a pretty woman.

Grumpy old man glaring at paparazzi as pretty woman moves quickly away.

Grumpy old man glaring at paparazzi as pretty woman moves quickly away.

Gorgeous falls created by a dam that splits the river in two.

Gorgeous falls created by a dam that splits the river in two.

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More falls and a great bench that looks like a tree is holding it up.

More falls and a great bench that looks like a tree is holding it up, with a bird in the tree.

Very picturesque temple.

Very picturesque temple.

Then it was all about the drive. We are driving to Price, Utah today, about 330 miles from Idaho Falls, a shorter day. We had found a place online last night. Cost us around $85.00 for the night at a Super 8 – yuck – but at least we have a bed for the night. The weather is continuing to cooperate and has been beautiful. The colors are spectacular on the hills.

A very nice rest area, though Edie thinks they could be in the Guinness book of records for the world's thinnest toilet paper.

A very nice rest area, though Edie thinks they could be in the Guinness book of records for the world’s thinnest toilet paper.

Lava sign and map.  Nice explanation.

Lava sign and map. Nice explanation.

Fall colors were excellent.

Fall colors were excellent.

Fall Colors were plentiful.

Fall colors were plentiful.

Fall colors.

Fall colors.

Welcome to Utah sign.

Welcome to Utah sign.

We stopped in Brigham City for gas and lunch. We had Sonic for lunch. The choices that we saw were Sonic, DQ, or Subway. Lexi chose Sonic. She got some kind of burger, as did Michael, and I got popcorn chicken.

Wasatch Mountains capturing clouds.

Wasatch Mountains capturing clouds.

A;ache Fleetside.

Apache Fleetside.

We must stop here next time we are through the area.  The museum of ancient life looks fun.

We must stop here next time we are through the area. The Museum of Ancient Life looks fun.

Mountains, snow and clouds.

Mountains, snow and clouds.

 

A very brief glempse of The Great Salt Lake

A very brief glimpse of The Great Salt Lake

Another great sign on a car.

Another great sign on a car.

These are huge.

These are huge.

Rusty rocks and dirt reminded us of Sedona.

Rusty rocks and dirt reminded us of Sedona.

Fall colors mixing nicely.

Fall colors mixing nicely.

Dramatic roadway cuts.

Dramatic roadway cuts.

Looks like a building under construction.

Looks like a building under construction.

We got into Price, Utah at around 4:00 PM. The checkin was quick and easy. They have a one washer, one dryer laundry area ($1.50 each) so we are doing our laundry. Michael and I are considering going swimming in their indoor pool. It looks decent.

Price City Sign

Price City sign

Principle photographer hard at work.

Main photographer hard at work.

Work table, I think a chair made at San Quentin furniture factory, old tv, fridge with micro, sink, and front door.

Work table, I think a chair made at San Quentin furniture factory, old tv, fridge with micro, sink, and front door.

 

Washer and dryer.

Washer and dryer.

Our hot tub.

Our hot tub.

Indoor pool.

Indoor pool.

That was our day. Hope yours was great!

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