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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.................

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Comment by Dawn Newland on September 30, 2009 at 8:59am
Hey Debbie, thanks for the pics, I use to drive from Portland to Provo, Ut to see my DD and DGD so it was nice to see some of the area again. Have a good trip.
Dawn
Comment by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on September 30, 2009 at 7:40am
You should write a book on your adventures. Comic relief! I can't wait to read about your prior days' travels! It makes me smile and helps me through my day! Thank you so much for taking the time to pass on these precious moments!
Comment by B J Elder/WA on September 30, 2009 at 6:29am
I like your adventures! Guess you need to add clothespins to your list of what to take, to plug you noses! LOL When I was youth director at our church in Illinois I would take the kids camping on the west side of the state. When we neared "cattle" I would tell everyone to open their windows and breathe deep -- caught them every time. Ewwwww! Cattle do have a certain effervesence.
It got cold up here last night, low 30s! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Think I'd rather be headed toward that warmer weather in the South with you guys.
Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on September 30, 2009 at 6:09am
lololololol Debbie your life is an adventure, I love being able to come along. The pics are awesome. Have a fun, blessed day!!
Comment by Gayle/La. on September 29, 2009 at 11:39pm
Hey Paula, I don't have to go to school to get a history lessons--I can go on vacation with Debbie and it is more fun and a lot prettier than a classroom....Thanks Debbie for sharing with us.
Comment by Barbara Graham on September 29, 2009 at 9:08pm
Hey Deb--I'm glad you had a backup meal. I'd hate to think of you starving on the road. (maybe you have some delicious potato chip cookies) There is nothing quite like the aroma that comes with cattle on a warm day, is there?
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on September 29, 2009 at 8:32pm
Sounds like you are having lots of fun. I am so glad you are taking us with you. We are enjoying the trip without the frustrations of leaving things at home liek the propane valve to the BBQ (ha). Take care and continue to have a safe trip.
Comment by Ally Bryant on September 29, 2009 at 7:04pm
Hi Debbie, Living up here in Canada I'm not sure of the States you mentioned I think I will get my trusty map out and follow you along. Always good to keep places of interest in my mind for when we get our 5th wheel on the road. Did you take any hand work along with you while on the road or is it a vacation until you get to the show? Have fun and hope the sun shines for you.,LOL. Ally.
Comment by Paula/TX on September 29, 2009 at 6:09pm
It's always something.

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