We awoke this morning to reports of a strong storm coming into our area and travel warnings for high profile vehicles. We are pretty high profile. We originally planned to stop at the Hill Air Force Base Museum just a few miles north of our camping location, but since the wind was already blowing hard from the south we decided to forgo the stop. Papa is probably the one who would have enjoyed it the most, and the rest would have tolerated it.
With the wind directly behind us we got very good mileage and it did not bother us at all. We crossed the Idaho border in a couple hours and continued on until stopping for lunch at a rest area. This was a very nice rest area and it had a ½ mile nature walk through a lava flow. It was very well done and the kids enjoyed reading all the signs about where the lava came from, what plants and animals lived there and how they survived in such a barren landscape. Then it was on to an RV park outside Rexburg, ID where we stopped early for the night. We only traveled about 200 miles today, but it is much more relaxing to go at that pace.
Tomorrow night we plan to be near Dillon, MT where John and Judy Vaccaro live. Judy is Dianna’s cousin who we have not seen for about 10 years. Since moving up here from Turlock, they bought land and have built their own log house out in the country.