State of Boredom:
Nickname: Gem State
Land Area: 82,751 sq. mi.
Highest Pt.: Borah Peak
Height: 12,662 ft.
Largest City: Boise
Claim to Fame: Home to the U.S. Sheep Experimental Area. And not much else.
Mail Laundering Operation
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It's no jackalope! If you can figure out what this beast is, we'll send you a very piggly prize!
Twin Falls Idaho
Crazy in Alabama
Escape from New York
Kentucky Fried Movie
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Mr. Smith goes to
Indiana Johannes And The
Temple of Foog
Jan 17 -
Holy frickin' frack what a boring state.
We should have expected it - how exciting can potatoes be? But it's worse when everything's covered in a foot
of snow. You can't even see the potatoes. The boredom of driving through this state makes you want to gnaw
your own leg off.
We're prepared to be bored at certain points during this trip. I've got the laptop to work on, Kev has his
Yahtzee dice, we've got a kajillion cd's. But battling boredom throughout Idaho was something we were entirely
unprepared for. Last night, we survived only by stopping early and amusing ourselves at Pickle restaurants.
Today, we've got to make it all the way to Salt Lake City, and we're taking the long way around. Why would we
subject ourselves to the long way around? To sightsee. Yup. That's what we do best, even in the worst of times.
The first stop: to actually make our way to theCraters of the Moon National Monument. Yesterday's destination
becomes today's destination, because the scale on our map turned out to be a lot smaller than we thought.
What took 15 minutes on the Montana page now takes 45 in Idaho.
Craters Under Snow
The only thing open at Craters was the Visitor Center, so we educated ourselves a bit on what the area
should look like when it doesn't look like the rest of Idaho - buried under snow.
After what seemed like ten hours of grass tufts and two cases of snow blindness, we hit Twin Falls. It was here that our our day began to get a bit more interesting.
In Twin Falls we stumbled upon the Evel Kennevel Snake River Canyon jump site! Well, it's actually way off in
the distance, but we were in the vicinity. Well, it's actually on private property, so we took a long distance
photo. Well, we're not actually sure if this is it. This could just be a mound of dirt. Aaugh! We can't lie
to you people!
Kennevel Jump Site
We also stopped off at Balancing Rock. Well, not exactly stopped off. More like drove another 40 miles
out of our way to see it. We are nothing if not committed to bringing you the best of America. Consequently
enough, Balancing Rock is located just outside the Trout Capital of the World. Nothing like hitting two birds
with one stone.
Do The Trout Dance!
After Balancing Rock (you know our heart's aren't into a day when we you get a play-by-play of the events) we
headed back to try to get a closer shot of the Jump Site. As determined as ever, we spent two hours driving
down street after street before realizing that we had to move on with our lives and get to Salt Lake City.
If I had to choose the most exciting point of our trip today, it had to be the moment we entered Utah. Woo hoo!
Seven states to go!
Other Boring Days:
Color Me Bored: The Crayola Factory Tour
Free Plastic: Across Ohio
Where's Dorko: Back Across Illinois
Can't Talk, Working: Fort Lauderdale
Powerless: Northeast South Carolina
We snuggled up with Amanda in Utah. Her mom, Charmane, is an old friend of Kev's from Thunder Bay. Nice to see another Canadian!
|Scrambled Eggs with Diced Ham & Cheese, Hash Browns, Toast
|Raisin Oatmeal, Toast
|On the Road
Twin Falls, ID
Salt Lake City