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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 22nd May 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 36-To Idaho

Drove 240 Miles in 5 hours.  Crossed back into Mountain time zone and lost an hour  .We took I-84 SE all the way to Nampa, ID.  What views!  We followed the Old Historic Oregon Trail the whole way and gained a newfound respect for the pioneers who traveled this trail.  Up mountains, down into valleys, over rivers, WOW!  We went from flat farmlands up more snow covered mountains into a forest with more pine and fir trees, back down to grassy mountains that looked like bright green carpet to the Mahogany Mts., which are truly a beautiful mahogany brown. We crossed the 45th Parallel, the half way point between the equator and the North Pole.  Who knew?  Also saw the Oreida potato factory at the Oregon & Idaho border and realized Oreida stands for Oregon & Idaho.  I know, everybody knew but me, right?  The railroad was always with us, too and there is a big Chinese history from when the railroad was built.  We had snow capped mountains all around us up close and then it was 70 degrees and very warm but one mountain with snow on top followed us all the way to Idaho although it's really in the distance to the north. 

Idaho-who would think it was this beautiful? The weather is great, 70 and sunny, the scenery is still gorgeous and the campground is almost right in the middle of town but still quiet and peaceful.  We're in Nampa, about 20 miles west of Boise, the second largest city in Idaho after Boise.  Supposedly the Snake River National Bird of Prey Area nearby, which we'll probably check out.  Of course, as early as we've been for everything else, the Bird of Prey Festival was May 13-15th, so we're too late for that.  Also the Snake River Wineries are closeby. I think we'll be here for at least 2-3 nights.

Another great day!

Next: Day 37-Snake River Birds of Prey, Hot Springs and Wine
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