Our Boise Book Fest Trip!

Friday, Kevin and I headed up to Boise, Idaho. Along the way, we discovered some little gems top stop at and the views were amazing!

I’ve only been to Idaho once before back in June of 2017. When we drove from Glacier National Park down to Yellowstone National Park, we stayed in a hotel just across the Idaho/Wyoming border. I didn’t see much of Idaho on that trip, but this is my second time in the state.

I put headers for each part of our trip. Be prepared for lots of pics on this post!

Welcome to Idaho!

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Idaho Rest Stop

We stopped at the first rest stop we came to because the sign mentioned something historical.

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Can you see the “You Are Here” at the bottom?
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We’d already been tipped off by Kevin’s coworker to stop at Shoshone Falls on the way to Boise, but this sign would have easily convinced us if we hadn’t!

Snake River Scene View

Next Stop was a Scenic View turnoff. We were able to get a view of the Snake River and the canyon it runs through. It sucked there was a fence taller than me, but I understood why. Someone had peeled the fencing back on one part, so I got some cool photos. Kevin, the daredevil he is, ventured out onto the small walkway on the bridge to get better pics.

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Here’s the tall fence around the edge of the canyon.
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This made my heart skip a beat. I know there was plenty of room for the cars to pass Kevin and there was a raised walkway, but all I could picture was someone hitting him and bumping him over the edge! Eek!

Shoshone Falls

Pronounced Sho-Sho-Nee. This waterfall was gorgeous! We were told it’s taller than Niagara, but it’s hard to tell because the overlook is up higher than the falls.

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A waterfall we passed on the road to Shoshone Falls.
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From the top of the lookout before you walk down the stairs. there were houses in the background and people floating on rafts or something on the smooth parts. That would be an amazing place to live!
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Can you see the double rainbow?
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There’s a little building on the left hand side of the falls.
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Kevin in his natural element, taking pictures!

Perrine Memorial Bridge

This spot had a nice little lookout and you could walk under the bridge. There were people kayaking in the Snake River. The visitor center had a stage coach!

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There were people kayaking in the Snake River.
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Here’s my horrible selfie with my short, little arms! LOL! I should have had Kevin do it!
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Look at all the stickers on this poor sign!
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View from the little overlook you can see on the left hand side of the second picture.
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I think we’ll be planning a trip to see this place soon!
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Perrine Bridge even had a little snippet about Shoshone Falls!

Three Island Crossing State Park

Visited Three Island Crossing State Park and the Oregon Trail Interpretative Center. The lady was very informative about the area and was a pleasure to talk to.

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Check out the list of supplies you’d need for a party of four to start the trek out west!
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Boise Book Fest

And the whole reason for the trip was for the Boise Book Fest! Here is a shot of my table with me and all of my books!

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Oregon

After the event, we grabbed lunch and then drove the extra hour to Oregon to dip our toes in the state! LOL We can not mark Oregon off the list, though I’m told not to just Oregon by its east side. The better parts are central and western Oregon. We’ll definitely be going back to visit the state and its parks!

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Idaho has lottery tickets!

Since moving to Utah, we haven’t been able to play the lottery or buy any scratch offs. So while in Idaho, we bought some scratch offs! Kevin is WAY luckier than I am. He always wins. He ended up tripling his money on the tickets he bought while I won nothing on the tickets shown below.

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Idaho is flat!

The southern pat of Idaho is either flat or hilly with lots of farm land. The only major cities we came in contact with were Twin Falls and Boise. Glenn’s Ferry was a very small town and we probably wouldn’t have noticed it if we didn’t get off the expressway.

So, on the way back home, I took some pictures of the scenery. Please try to ignore the windshield. We hit a lot of bugs! The first picture you can see where it wasn’t exactly flat and had some character to it.

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And then we were finally back in Utah! WoOt!

Kevin and I definitely want to visit the northern part of the state and possibly some of the national monuments and such. All in all, it was a great trip! We got to see lots of sights, I sold a decent amount of books, and Kevin and I got a weekend away from the kids.

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