Day 2: We left Oregon and just outside of the Idaho border was an Historical Marker for the “Van Orum Battle Site”. So I went onto my trusty iphone 3G network and googled it for our first history lesson of the day. We are traveling on or about the Oregon Trail and this battlefield was an Indian attach on a wagon train in Sept 1860. To read more on it go to: http://www.homedaleschools.org/High_School/_owyhee_history_web/massacres_utter.htm. Very interesting story with settlers being killed or taken by the Indians, of rescued and cannibalism. About a 3-4 minute read.
Then, onto and through Mountain Home, ID which is pretty flat and not much to see from the freeway. We thought we were making horrible time and did some figuring and refiguring when it dawned on us that we crossed a time zone from Pacific to Mountain. Wheew….Well, that provided us with at least 30 minutes of entertainment.
First green we’ve seen all day but don’t know where in the heck we are. (ah-Glenns Ferry & Snake River)
Arrived in Twin Falls Idaho to lots of wind and blowing dust. Plus a little stinkie with a cattle something or the other behind us. Peeeeee-youuuu. Have to keep the windows closed and we just decided that walking tonight was going to be more than we could handle since breathing is a very important part of our walk. I don't think I could hold my breathe that long. Well nothing exciting hapened other than our planned BBQ hamburgers turned into speghetti and meatballs as DH left the propane valve to our BBQ at home in Washington. So.....we look for a Target, K-Mart or Costco to find a new BBQ. So far we are 2 for 2. Well, have a great evening and see you tomorrow. Happy trail.................