Back to our road trip. In case you didn’t read Part 1, here’s a quick recap. We bought a corvette in Portland, flew out to get it, and had plans to drive it back. We had made it through most of Oregon, and now were headed east through Idaho.
We woke up in the cutest hotel, The Landing Hotel, and started out early. We were taking i-84 and it was absolutely stunning. There was almost no one on the road, only mountains around us. The drive was so picturesque, I made my husband stop at almost every rest stop to take in the views and take some pictures.
The best part about this drive too was the speed limit was 80, so we were crossing in to Idaho in no time. I don’t think I have ever thought about visiting Idaho, but now I’m already planning our return trip. Besides some traffic around Boise, the drive was just stunning, and there were so many surprising views along the way.
We stopped in Twin Falls for lunch, because I had it earmarked a while ago when we first started planning. Driving off the expressway and in to town, you go over the most stunning bridge I’ve ever seen, the Perrine Bridge. We pulled off the highway to the scenic look out and stood in awe. Even though I saw the state sign, I didn’t believe we were in Idaho. The beautiful gorges, blue river, and jaw dropping bridge was a great welcome to this tiny-big town. We ate at Elevation 486 and enjoyed a great lunch while still taking in the views.
The weather was terrible and we were definitely behind schedule, but we still had to take a visit to the reason I wanted to stop in this town: Shoshone Falls. It was about 40 and rainy, but we still drove to see what I can only describe as the most beautiful falls I have ever seen. They were so incredibly tall and so detailed, only a picture will do it justice.
We only stayed for long enough to grab a photo for fear of hypothermia, and we got back in the car and hit the road. At lunch we made plans to stop in Ogden Utah, just north of Salt Lake City. The drive went by pretty quick after a great pitstop, and in no time we were seeing the state sign for Utah. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any of Utah in the daytime, so again have another trip on our to-travel list.
We stopped at a little Best Western, grabbed dinner, and made our plans for the next day. A big storm was coming in, and those 40 degree temps were going to keep dropping and lead to snow. Our plan was to get up at 4am and try to beat the storm, but I will get in to how that plan went in our next post.