We started our journey in Idaho, a state neither of us had ever visited. First we spent a couple days in the Boise area getting some last minute things organized with our trailer. Next, we headed south about two hours to the Snake River Valley.
We had NO IDEA Idaho would remind us of Iceland!
The Snake River Valley along the 1000 Springs Scenic Byway was GORGEOUS! It has basalt rock like Iceland along with many waterfalls, smaller rivers, turquoise blue water, and lots of mineral springs.
We camped in the small and friendly town of Hagerman at Hagerman RV Park. Hagerman is also home to several mineral springs resorts where you can soak in the healing waters. A quick massage and soak in a private tub at Miracle Springs was a nice respite after lots of driving. We planned to kayak to Blue Heart Springs but the weather didn’t cooperate so we’ve added it to our list for next summer. Instead of the kayak trip, a couple short hikes with the dogs filled our desire to enjoy the beauty of the area.
Food wise, Ox Bow Diner in Bliss serves an amazing french toast and dinner at the Snake River Grill was delicious. After dinner, it was fun to have drinks and listen to a local band at Wilsons Bar.
On our way out of Idaho, we visited a different section of the Snake River at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls. This is the only bridge in the US where you can legally BASE jump, we didn’t see anyone jumping this time!
Our original plan didn’t include an overnight in Twin Falls however it turned out to be fate we stayed because Jen was able to meet one of her favorite famers and we were able to spent some time at Minidoka. This was the internment camp where Trevor’s grandma was interned during World War II. Trevor wrote an entire post on his experience at Minidoka you can read that here.
We are excited to return in the new year an WWOOF on a farm in Hagerman next year!