Scrabbling Across The West Episode 30

Horny Toad Races - And they're off!

June 5th, 2016. Day 30.

Recorded at Givens Hot Springs, ID.

Murphy Outpost Days was today!

But let’s Scrabble first: Stephanie won by a few points even though Dave had all the good letters.

We were awakened by birds and neighbors in Twin Falls, ID, and were on the road by 9am.

The Utter Disaster - on our way to Murphy Outpost Days.
The Utter Disaster – on our way to Murphy Outpost Days.

Bannock War - We stop for signs like these whenever we have the time.

Bannock War – We stop for signs like these whenever we have the time.

Diamond Gulch - We learn so much from these signs!
Diamond Gulch – We learn so much from these signs!

As we often do, we stopped at historical markers for Indian wars, the Oregon Trail, etc…

War Eagle Mines - we love these historical signs!
War Eagle Mines – we love these historical signs!

Time slipped away and we wondered how we turned the 2-hour drive to Murphy into 4 hours.

About 300 attended Sunday’s events which are hosted by the Owyhee County Historical Society Museum.

Hot-rods at Murphy Outpost Days!
Hot-rods at Murphy Outpost Days!
Hot-rods at Murphy Outpost Days!
More hot-rods at Murphy Outpost Days!
Even more hot-rods at Murphy Outpost Days!
Even more hot-rods at Murphy Outpost Days!

We talk about Jim Nimmo, the gentleman who booked me for Outpost Days. Jim Nimmo jr. played bass for me for most of my set and then I sat in with Jim and his family as they played their set. It was great to perform with such an amazing group of people!

Dave listening to music at Murphy Outpost Days.
Dave listening to music at Murphy Outpost Days.
Dave performing with Jim Nimmo jr.
Dave performing with Jim Nimmo jr.
Dave "sitting in" with Jim Nimmo Family and Friends.
Dave “sitting in” with Jim Nimmo Family and Friends.

We then watched the Horny Toad Races. Stephanie got to touch one.

A horny toad.
A horny toad.
Horny Toad Races - just before the start.
Horny Toad Races – just before the start.
Horny Toad Races - And they're off!
Horny Toad Races – And they’re off!

Some people in Murphy try to sell us a Bed & Breakfast.

Dave trying to embed in his memory every moment of Murphy Outpost Days.
Dave trying to embed in his memory every moment of Murphy Outpost Days.

Tomorrow we are off to Utah. We remember our visit to Draper, UT, last year and an encounter we had with a fellow camper.

Givens Springs - this is where we spent the night.
Givens Springs – this is where we spent the night.
The official bronze plaque on the wall of Givens Hot Springs.
The official bronze plaque on the wall of Givens Hot Springs.

We talk about swimming in the hot springs here. Stephanie started learning to swim.

Sunset at Givens Springs.
Sunset at Givens Springs.

Givens Hot Springs gets 4/5 tiles.

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