STE1 Hop 3: Huntington OR to Jerome ID

STE1 Hop 3

STE1 Hop 3

200 miles, almost totally on I-84. Cumulative tow miles: 634. Truck miles: 224. Cumulative truck miles: 674.

Another easy navigation hop: get on I-84 east, drive about 200 miles, get off. There was a bit of construction, but the delays were minimal. Weather was good, scenery was gorgeous. A very pleasant hop. For me, anyway.

For Jett the hop was pure misery. She was not feeling well and it was all she could do to keep from vomiting while I drove. We got to Jerome (just a few miles from Twin Falls) and she fell into bed. Fortunately, after a couple of hours of sleep she felt better. In fact, she felt so well that she sent me out to get some Italian food for dinner. On the way I took this shot of an awesome sunset.

Sunset in Twin Falls

Sunset in Twin Falls

The gorge cut by the Snake River just north of Twin Falls is also pretty impressive. I don’t think my photos adequately captured its grandeur due to the twilight lighting, but if you ever get to Twin Falls definitely check it out.

Snake River gorge

Snake River gorge

We stayed two nights in Huntington OR at the Catfish Junction RV Park. When we arrived my first impression was that we were stuck in the middle of nowhere and was regretting booking two nights. But the setting, near a bend in the Snake River, is incredibly beautiful, with ever-changing cloud patterns. I think it is arguably the most beautiful place we have ever been. I got dozens of great photos, only a few of which are included here.

I had to travel to Weiser ID to refuel. I did this on Sunday around noon and found a city more tightly shut down than any I have seen in decades. Not a soul on the streets and not a single establishment open for business – not the sports bar where I was planning on watching the Patriots/Panthers game and not the gas station where I was planning on getting fuel. Fortunately the pumps at the gas station were operational so I was able to accomplish that goal. And I found a little bar over the river in Oregon where I could catch highlights of the game on the NFL Channel. But I have to say that Weiser was downright spooky.

Oh – the Patriots lost. That is twice now that I have sought out a bar to watch the game and twice that they have lost. I don’t think I will try to watch them in a bar again.

Sunset on the bend

Sunset on the bend

The bend, Tuesday morning

The bend, Tuesday morning

Sunshine and showers

Sunshine and showers

Rainbow

Rainbow

Sunset on the mountains

Sunset on the mountains

The bend on a sunny day

The bend on a sunny day

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