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The purpose of this blog is twofold. First and foremost it is in preparation for an upcoming class that I will be teaching at the Lister Academy - it will allow for me to experiment with the technology that we will be using in the class, plus give a forum for my students and I to stay connected.
Secondly, this blog gives a nice side-effect that our friends and family can see what we're up to during our travels. I hope that all viewers (students, colleagues, friends and family) will enjoy the posts and feel free to leave your own comments.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Driving to Idaho


Today was a driving day – our first major one of the trip. It’s not that we haven’t driven quite a bit already, but today was all about the drive. We left The Dalles, Oregon around 10:00 this morning and arrived at our destination around 6:30 in the evening. While we stopped regularly to refuel and stretch our legs (the picture is of me at one of the rest stops), our only real stop was at 4:00 at the Boise Co-Op to buy groceries for the next few days (this is also where it hit us how hot it was). It was a cool store that was very reminiscent of Whole Foods (which we always search for when we travel because it is so much easier to find Carmela-friendly options).

The drive to Boise was all major highway, but scenic and beautiful (The video of the windmills was taken right after Carmela commented - "Idaho really does grow everything, not just potatoes"). The road from Boise to our destination, Twin Springs Resort, was NOT highway. “Remote” doesn’t even describe the place – I couldn’t even find it on Google Maps and had to use the GPS coordinates to navigate to it. It was only about 40 miles, but took us almost 2 hours. I’m really glad that we planned ahead and left early so that we would be sure to arrive during daylight – these were not roads that I would have wanted to be driving for the first time in the dark. As you can see in the bit of video that I included, there are twists and turns, rough dirt road, no side rail much of the time, and a long sudden drop if you were to go off the road. It was great!
video video

2 comments:

  1. Awesome footage and descriptions of your trip so far. The video of the Idaho roads is cool too. Now I know what the dogs see when they are in the car!!

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