Mark and I splurged this morning and had breakfast at the IHOP that was right across the street from the Walmart where we spent the night. Fortified, we crossed two mountain ranges (the Rockies and the Wasatch Mountains) and two state lines (Utah and Idaho). Here are today’s pictures:
Evanston is the last town before you cross the border into Utah on Highway 80. This is what it looked like at the border:
Last time we were along this route, we missed the pull off to see the Devil’s Slide. We’ve been talking about this since yesterday and were watchful for the sign today.
I’ve been reading up. Millions of years ago this was at the bottom of a shallow sea. The two sides were made of hard limestone deposits, and the center was made of a softer, shaly limestone that eroded. The sides of the slide are about forty feet high, twenty five feet apart, and some two hundred feet long. About seventy five million years ago, the land folded upward to make the mountain and left this rock formation tilted on end.
We arrived in Burley, Idaho while it was still light and parked at Walmart again. I am so looking forward to getting to Portland and being able to plug into electricity and water. We have a generator but it uses up our gas. We ran out of water in our fresh water tank a couple days ago. We have several gallon bottles of water we’ve been using, but we won’t be able to take showers till we fill up the tank. The form of camping we’ve been doing on this trip is called Boondocking and there are people who do it all the time, including one of my friends from Wagon Trail Campground. I’m not sure how they keep it up. Judy, if you’re reading this, any suggestions?