S. A. T. W. P. Episode 42

Our camping spot in White Bird, ID.

June 4th 2017. Day 4.

Jerome, ID.

We just finished our unfinished game of Scrabble.

Our scrabble game. I'm not sure who won.
Our scrabble game. I’m not sure who won.

We woke up in White Bird, ID and Dave hopped out and took a picture of Martin Kessels because he had neglected to take one yesterday. After breakfast and a shower we hit the road by 10 a.m.

Our camping spot in White Bird, ID.
Our camping spot in White Bird, ID.

White Bird, ID was beautiful. The Swiftwater RV park was great, the best one so far. We asked Anna (the owner) if we should pay the difference between tent and RV camping but she said no.

The beautiful Salmon River.
The beautiful Salmon River.

There were glowing green lights everywhere in the trees at night and we had to ask why that was. She responded they installed special “bliss” lights. We noticed that she had a “Sisters On The Fly” sticker in her window.

We give the Swiftwater RV Park a 7/7 tiles, our first use of the 7 tile rating system. We elaborate on why the high rating.

Idaho is such a beautiful state, Dave gives it 7/7 tiles.

Murphy, ID, from about a half-mile away.
Murphy, ID, from about a half-mile away.

We crossed a timeline, crossed a little part of Oregon and made it to Murphy, Idaho, Dave’s favorite small town in Idaho. Dave had a mixed performance but got to see Jim Nimmo and hear his family again. Dave missed the horned toad races.

People watching the horned toad races in Murphy, ID.
People watching the horned toad races in Murphy, ID.

Stephanie had a piece of pumpkin pie! It was 90 degrees and sunny and then the big wind hit. We saw a huge dust cloud coming toward us and we hopped in the van and started driving through it. We decided not to stay at a local archaeological site that had camping facilities and ended up crawling along through a “0” visibility dust storm mixed with tumbleweeds.

Dave with Jim Nimmo.
Dave with Jim Nimmo.

Melba was our first choice for camping but the wind was too high. Three Island Crossing had trees down everywhere and there was heavy lightning so we drove on to Jerome, ID, another one of our favorite cities, to a big box store parking lot.

On the freeway there were many trucks that had pulled over and many others that were all over the road. There was another point where a road worker had to pull barrels off the road.

We are very tired so hopefully we will be able to relax.

We talk more about Murphy, ID, and Leslie Hinton, who sold us a pie. Dave asked her some questions and she answered that she had lived in Portland, Boise, and Murphy. She gave Murphy a glowing revue and said that at least people are still friendly in Murphy. Leslie says to not to tell people about Murphy so it will stay the same. Stephanie sees a kitten and Dave puts the kibosh on having it as a van mate.

Dave performing in Murphy, ID.
Dave performing in Murphy, ID.

We talk about getting a better sign off. We come up with nothing better.

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