Thursday, August 27, 2015

Day 11 (26 August 2015)

The small location of Rome in Oregon - one of our necessary wee stops to Boise, Idaho.

Having lunch in Boise, Idaho - just a small grass area near the Capitol building.

The State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho.

Inside the State Capitol building, Boise, Idaho - the exquisite white marble decor.

Looking up inside the State Capitol dome, Boise, Idaho.

The main street of Boise, Idaho from the steps of the State Capitol building, Idaho.

Entering Twin Falls, Idaho and about to cross of the Snake River and the huge Perrine Bridge.

View of the Snake River and canyon from the Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho.

Anne and the Snake River from the Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho.

Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho.

View of the Snake River from Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho.

Another view of Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho,

At Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho,

We left Winnemucca at 8am, filled Bertha's tank, stopped at Walmart and headed north to Oregon. It is a long drive to our midday destination to Boise in Idaho. The countryside was semi-desert and the speed limit in Oregon was 55mph on an excellent road. Once we crossed into Idaho the speed limit increased to 80mph (125kph) which made the drive shorter. We didn't realise there was a time zone change from Pacific to Mountain time (one hour ahead) therefore our day turned out to be a 23 hour day. Boise is the state capitol of Idaho and before we toured the state building we had lunch in a local ground nearby. The state building is grand - inside the feature is made of white marble. Continuing eastward we made Twin Falls in Idaho and the Snake River cuts it way through the city. The highlight is the Shoshone Falls - unceremoniously called the Niagara Falls of the West. It was awesome but not like the famous eastern icon. The Perrine Bridge when crossing the Snake River was an experience, built in 1927 it is a magnificent structure. At night Anne and Choon hit Macy's with a vengeance - 70% off most items was too attractive to miss. Such bargains of fine clothes is far cheaper here in the US compared with Oz prices - it was a late night. Tomorrow we are off to Yellowstone National Park - yahoo. So until then cheers.

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