Friday, July 1, 2016

Day 25: Idaho, Niagara Falls and Flowers

As we were packing up the Sienna this morning, we found this bear left unattended at a picnic table near our cabin. 
Definitely one of those wtf moments. 

Before exiting West Yellowstone this morning we hit up a little bakery called Ernie's. It was a perfect stop for something quick to grab and head into the park - but today we we're heading to Idaho! But first, a bacon donut!

As we drove out of Montana and into Idaho, we found a field of potatoes. And they they were flowering. So we stopped. Picture time! 

We have seen fields like this before but we never seem to stop. We lived in the moment today and pulled over, jumped out of the car, and snapped away! 

Making it to Idaho in about 4 hours we went straight for our destination. Shoshone Falls. "This is the Niagara of the west." Shoshone Falls is 212 feet high—45 feet higher than Niagara Falls. Uh huh. And it's right here in the west!
And, in 1974 American daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump over Shoshone Falls on a rocket-powered motorcycle. He failed. You can read more here. (
I know you've probably never heard of it (we hadn't either until some friends steered us this way), but if you're ever in Twin Falls Idaho you should really stop by. So beautiful and pleasantly natural. No tourism really to be seen around these falls. 

Pretty cool stuff. We found a theatre and took in a show - The BFG - before dinner. And dinner, our last dinner of this trip. I know the blog is titled "28 Days in the Sienna," but it's gonna be 26. Mama miscounted. The hotel suggested we try out Elevation 486 so we headed over and found amazing views. 

This is just south of the falls and still has the Snake River running through this golf community. The restaurant's view is from above it all. Beautiful. Dinner was great. I started eating before the picture taking so excuse my partially eaten prime rib. 

Wonderful last dinner to wrap up our tour of eating across America. We drank wine and toasted to family and for the adventure that we've all experienced together. Todd and I were just saying yesterday that we wish we had blogged on all of our vacations. This was as much for us as it was for our family and friends following along. 

More tomorrow!

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