From Grand Teton to Reno, NV is a long trip, but that's where I'm meeting up with my sister, Barbara, and we will be heading down Hwy 395, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
Our first stop is Twin Falls, ID. We came into town crossing the Perrine Bridge, where base jumpers jump off the bridge with a parachute and attempt to land on a target next to the Snake River below. Unfortunately, no crazy people were there.
The view downstream from the bridge is amazing - that has to be the most beautiful golf course ever!
The view upstream is not too shabby either.
To celebrate Twin Falls, there is a fairly new statue of twins.
The big attraction here is Shoshone Falls.
It usually costs $$ to get into the park, but since there was practically no water flowing, entrance was free.
It was still very pretty. We definitely got our money's worth.
Nearby is a pile of dirt that has a unique history.
This is the ramp that Evel Knievel used when he attempted to jump over the Snake River Canyon back in September 1974. It didn't work, because his parachute accidentally deployed at takeoff, and he landed 600 feet below.
There are still lots of rusty old beer cans left on the ground from that event.
NO, PHIL, NO!!!! Evel didn't make it, and you won't either!
After I got Phil to STOP, we headed on to Reno, where we not only met up with sister Barbara and "brother-in-law" Ron, but also Sandie and Jim, fellow blogger friends. We had dinner at the Black Bear Diner, which was so good we went back for breakfast the next day!