Sunday, July 31, 2011

Twin Falls, ID and the Snake River.

Location, Twin Falls, ID

Today’s drive was only 109 miles, most of it in rain.

Our original plan was to go to the city park in Wells, NV for a pancake breakfast which was part of the car show. When we got up at 7 AM it started sprinkling and continued to rain as the morning wore on so no pancake breakfast in the park.

About 9:30 I decided to put on my raincoat and start getting ready for the road. We pulled out about 10 AM in rain and it rained all the way North through Jackpot, NV and stopped just south of Twin Falls, ID. I was surprised at how much traffic was on Hwy 93 for a Sunday. This has become a major road for traffic in both directions.

We are camped at Hwy 93 RV Park about 6 miles west of Twin Falls. After lunch we drove into town and checked out the Perrine Bridge over the Snake River and all the water falls which drop over the edge of the escarpment and into the river. To the left in the following photo is where Evil Kneivel attempted to jump the Snake River.
Looking west or down river.

Water fall next to a large house on the south wall as viewed from Centennial Park.

Perrine Bridge viewed from Centennial Park.

We had brief sunshine this afternoon but it later turned to grey overcast skies. There is the threat of thunderstorms tomorrow.