Welcome to the next post in my series highlighting states we have visited throughout the years. I hope you will enjoy coming along for the ride!
I will be featuring the states alphabetically. The next state is
Idaho became the 43rd state on July 3, 1890 and the capital is Boise.
We’ve driven through the Idaho panhandle on I-90 a couple of times going between Montana and Washington but never had a chance to stop in that part of the state.
I discovered there was more to Idaho than potatoes when we spent a fabulous week in Island Park, Idaho near West Yellowstone, Montana. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that in addition to potatoes there were waterfalls, mountains, cattle ranches, and spectacular scenery.
We chose Red Rock RV Park in Island Park on a small country road as our home base for exploring Yellowstone National Park. It was a quiet and peaceful location to relax after spending the day exploring. We were so busy enjoying the wonders of Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and the scenery going to and from the parks that I never got around to taking many pictures of the campground.
One of our drives took us through Yellowstone and the Tetons and back to the campground through Idaho. We passed by fields of wheat and potatoes before driving on the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway in the Targhee National Forest.
We made a stop at Mesa Falls State Park for a look at two waterfalls.
One day as we were returning to the campground we were held up by cowboys herding cattle down the road. Another day we had to cancel our plans to attend a rodeo because of a big thunderstorm.