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Thursday, August 13, 2015

POST 1471; LARAME, WYOMING;08-13-15



Many times I have passed by the Idaho City of Twin Falls.  Last night we stayed the night and took time to drive around town ... to discover one of the world's spectacular river scenes.

The fabled Snake River runs through Twin Falls. featuring two river water falls, a magnificent bridge spanning the even more spectacular CANYON over which EVIL KNIVEL tried - and failed to jump his motorcycle.

All this not a mile from I-84 freeway, and a 5 - minute walk from downtown.

Joining me at the canyon were many Oriental Tourists and Mike and Susan visiting from Minnissota.

LES SCHWAB took SPIA in for an 8:00 AM checkup, discovering out of balance front tires (no counterweights on either wheel) ... which they corrected at no further charge.  Regretfully, however, a lessor shimmy is still there when decelerating the car at high speed.  We must look a bit further at the next LES ACHWAB.





Magnificent bridge spanning the fearsome Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls.




Monument overlooking the Bridge and Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho.




Please say HELLO to MIKE and SUSAN, visiting Twin Falls from their Minnessota home.




Another view of the shear canyon walls ...





...this time with a young visitor standing within a couple inches of the precipice ... and on the OUTSIDE of that huge CRACK about to drop the entire section into the abyss ... girl and all !




In the near distance one may still see the jump - off - ramp used by Evil Knivel in his failed attempt to fly (jump his motorcycle) over the Snake River Canyon.



Leaving I-84, we begin the long climb up and over the Rocky Mountains on I-80 - which runs coast to coast from San Francisco to New York City.




We find clear and instant topographical change as we ascend the steep I-80 Freeway.




Nearing the Original LITTLE AMERICA Resort, the mountains flatten out , except for numerous impressive river canyons and long reaches of desert emptiness.  Over every hill there seems to be some sort of advanced chemical or power plant.   Oh, Yes, SAM, SPIA and ME have walked and rolled over the Rocky Mountains no less than six times.  Truly inspiring !




Hundreds of wooden man made fences stand out on hillside middleground next to our I-80 Freeway.  These fences restrain and divert winter snows from drifting over our I-80 Freeway.  A new design has been introduced this year to fight this seasonal battle.


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SPIA and ME have stopped for the night at a truck stop in the large town of LARAME, Wyoming.  We are nearing the half way point of our journey from Bellingham to West Virginia.

Sincerely apologize for not being available to give Suzy's Daughter, Sally Ann a ride back to West Virginia.  Was looking forward to help her out.  Hopefully next time.




1 comment:

Rodney Hess said...

Bruce,

Did your tire guy inspect to see if you might have ply separation in one tire, causing it to shimmy? I have had that a couple times. A pretty new tire started to hop and shimmy. The steel belts shifted, causing a ply separation, and the tire shimmied. Just a thought this Friday morning. As a matter of fact, just yesterday, I had to have a tire replaced, and the tire guy told me the belts in the tire plys shifted, causing a bump on one tire. New tire, problem solved,