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Twin Falls to Boise

Horrible drive

all seasons in one day 30 °C

The suite was so comfortable that we decided to stay until midday!

Despite the Falls being the biggest tourist attraction in Twin Falls (the drop is actually more than Niagara at about 480') we couldn't find it - no signs anywhere. We accidentally happened upon the Visitor Center after we had crossed the Perrine Bridge (495' above the Snake River Gorge) a couple of times looking for the Falls. The view of the Snake River Gorge from the Center was spectacular. We never did find the Falls

USA - Idaho - the Snake River in Twin Falls

USA - Idaho - the Snake River in Twin Falls

The drive from Twin Falls to Boise was nasty - high desert country with fierce cross-winds.

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We arrived in Boise about 3:30pm and immediately wanted to leave as their freeway system has destroyed the outskirts of the city (as in a lot of other cities we'd seen). However at a full hotel near the freeway, we were given directions to the "downtown" area". We quickly found the area in booking.com, booked a room at the Holiday Inn Express and checked in 5 minutes later

It was an excellent hotel with an outdoor pool that I used for a couple of hours while Jeni explored the lake and Mexican restaurant nearby (she wanted to do that rather than swim!)

In the evening we strolled 100 meters to the Mexican place and had an OK meal but ate too much of course, so a long postprandial walk around the lake was undertaken

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By the way, the reason we are driving a seemingly round-about route is that there are just about no roads traversing the Nevada and Oregon deserts to bring us near Crater Lake

Posted by kforge 17:00 Archived in USA

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Oooh. That endless desert driving can be so boring and relentless. Hope you get to some better scenery soon. Do you have any projections for your arrival date back in SF?
I'll send you both Corby's and Larry's phone numbers, so you can get in, or I'll have Corby leave the key under the mat on Thursday, if that's the definite day. Larry has a back up key & Bobby also knows where the extra one is hidden in the garage, so you will be covered!

by HAlexis

Oh!! sweet chips, i love your mexican-ness want of food over swimming. You two are FABULOUS for authenticating dreary landscape into poetic love xx :) Meanwhile back in Bangers, the sun finally came out to thaw us seppos' coughing' n snifflin' out of wintery week of cold rain :) xxxx

by Danielle Purcell

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