Haven't posted to the blog in a few days because wifi was hard to find so this will be a longer post covering the past 3 days. It's started to get really hot but that doesn't take away from the beauty and peacefulness along the ride!
A lot of holiday travelers on the interstate but hardly any traffic on the frontage road to Burley, Idaho!
Miles today - 42.0
Cumulative Miles - 716.5
As I rolled into Rupert, Idaho I took a break at a city park to relax a little because I couldn't go on due to a train on the tracks that was going nowhere fast. I just love the history of all the small towns I'm going through!
The next 35 miles or so were so peaceful! Long rolling hills and only saw 4 cars along the entire 35 mile stretch!
As I got closer to American Falls I came upon dirt roads going through some wind farms. Really incredible to see these close up!
It was in the mid 90's and I wasn't sure where I would be sleeping that night. I did a search for campgrounds and found Indian Springs RV and Campground in American Falls. I called and asked if they had any tent sites available for the night and they said they did but the office would be closing at 6:00. It was about 4:30 and I was still 15 miles out of American Falls. Not sure of the terrain ahead I didn't know if I would make it by 6:00. I told them I would call them back at 5:30 and let them know where I was at. Unfortunately, Google maps took me way off course and there was no way I would make it by 6:00. They said the office would be closed but just knock on the door and they would assist me. I rolled in about 6:45 and they were awesome! Offered me water and although they had closed down the kitchen they said they had some incredible cookie ice cream sandwiches and it was HEAVEN!!! I was beat, hot and ready to relax and this was the perfect place to do that!
Miles Today - 60.4
Cumulative Miles - 776.9
My next destination was Pocatello, Idaho. On the way I came across this facility...a sure sign I'm in Idaho but never knew there were special potatoes for chips!
The temps are really climbing, all my electronics need to be charged and I was really wanting (and needing) a nice relaxing shower! I found a cheap hotel with wifi and decided to stay put for the July 4th holiday! I'm working on mapping out the next section of my ride which will take me into Wyoming!
Miles today - 31.3
Cumulative Miles - 808.20