Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shoshone Falls

Declo, ID 83323
Scott & I keep asking each other, "Are you happy?". I think it's because we are both enjoying this lifestyle, that we need assurance from our spouse, that they too enjoy this and that it hopefully will not be ending soon.
So our answer to each other is "Yes, very much so."
We headed out to SHOSHONE FALLS which is about 15 miles from the RV Park. It is called the "Niagara of the West". It's been a loooooong time since I've been to Niagara Falls, but from what I remember, Niagara Falls seemed HUGE! But the info claims that Shoshone Falls is 50 feet higher. Hmmmmm.  Either way, it was worth the trip.
See the Rainbow????

We walked the paved trail (about 3 miles round trip), along the gorge up to Evel Knievel's famous Snake River Rocket failure. ABC SPORTS ARTICLE
See it in the background? Impressive? Not!
It was a really nice hike, with some inclines, that my out of shape body felt. Not worth walking to see the ramp, but if you'd like to walk high up above Snake River, then it's a nice hike.

Devin never ebbed in his energy. Lyla was dragging a little, but we took breaks to let them soak in the water falling down the rocks towards the river.

Along our walk we saw these bushes ALL OVER. Are these Sagebushes? Or now that I just googled, is this BIG SAGEBRUSH? Not bush, but b-r-ush.
On our drive back to the RV, we passed over I.B. Perrine Bridge. I'm not paying too much attention because I'm knitting, but Scott says "he's going to jump!" We cross the bridge, pull over to the side. Scott jumps out to watch the BASE JUMPERS float down from 486 feet. Unfortunately, by the time I got out of the truck and helped the dogs out, I missed it.

B.A.S.E. jump means: Buildings, Antennas, Span Bridges (like above), Earth.  These are all things these adventurous nuts jump from.

(Blogging has an unexpected advantage. As I write about our adventures, I end up looking up definitions & descriptions and I learn so much!)
We visited a friend in Pocatello a few days ago. Nice visit. Don is a tinkerer...he loves to fix things even if they have to be completely disassembled, cleaned, & put together with new parts.  His home is loaded with clocks! All ticking at different times. He has a beautiful Grandfather clock.

He also has a couple of EDISON PHONOGRAPHS. These are in beautiful condition and WORK! They use WAX CYLINDERS play sound. He has hundreds of these cylinders! He played a couple of comedy routines, which are totally "politically incorrect" now a days, and also some music. Very cool!  Here's a link to some PHOTOS OF PHONOGRAPHS similar to what Don has. Beautiful.

Yes, I know, that is not a food review. I'm leading up to it. As we were leaving we were given a memento unique to Idaho... an IDAHO SPUD! What the bleep is that?  It's a candy bar. The center is sort of a dense marshmallow with a slight chocolate flavor. Then covered in a dark chocolate and the sprinkled with coconut. And, of course, it is shaped like a potato.  I love finding, trying things new. I couldn't get past the odd texture of the marshmallow center, so I won't be purchasing any of these, but it was cool to experience it. Thank you Marsha!

Rupes Burgers on Urbanspoon
Our rating 3 out of 5

I like the look of this restaurant, like an old car hop.
ALL AMERICAN BURGER: Thin burger, with lettuce, onion, pickle, sauce, Canadian bacon on a nice roll.  I enjoyed this a lot, but didn't really taste the burger, or the bacon. Maybe the combo is what makes it though.
TATOR TOTS: I thought these would be something special. They just taste like frozen grocery store tator tots, but better because they were deep fried instead of baked.
FRENCH FRIES: Slightly above average.
I wouldn't go out of my way to return, but would gladly eat here again if in the area.

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