"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Friday, June 24, 2011


Pulled out of Glenn's Ferry, Idaho this morning around 9AM.  After I had posted last night, the sun put on a show over the Snake River Valley.  Here are a few shots of what it looked like.

We basically followed the river valley all the way down to the Utah border, crossing the Snake 4 times.  I guess that's how it got its name.  Didn't take any pictures but it was mostly agriculture, with large irrigated fields of different crops and dairy farms.
We turned South to get to Salt Lake City where we hit I-80 East to Wyoming.  We found a  good stop for the night at Fort Bridger.   This was the location of Jim Bridger's trading post which was on the original route of the California, Oregon, and Mormon trails. It also served the Pony Express and the Overland Stage trails. The trading post later became an Army post known as Fort Bridger. What was left of the old fort, as well as a reconstruction of the trading post, is now Wyoming Historic Site.

Tomorrows plan is to continue on East across Southern Wyoming.  We aren't sure which route we will be taking to get home.  Tentatively, the plan is to keep going East until we get to Iowa, but we may bail out and turn South anywhere along that route.  We'll see how it goes. 

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