I’m planning an Eastern Idaho road trip that will also include a bit of Wyoming and Montana.
It kind of bothers me that when people think of Idaho, they think about potatoes. There’s so much more to Idaho than potatoes! If you can’t get beyond the Idaho potato idea, maybe I’ll burst your bubble by things I mention in my series about the Eastern Idaho road trip I plan to go on during 2018.
My plan is to drive from my home in Northern Idaho to the places listed below. This is a preliminary list. During the coming weeks and months I’ll be looking for other locations for sight-seeing and adventure. Please leave a comment below to tell me about any places you recommend I consider stopping at. I will post occasional updates about my travel plans.
What I won’t be researching: Bookstores – because I prefer to find them on the fly. In other words, I want to arrive at a town, then ask around until I get bookstore recommendations from locals, then visit them. That’s my “book hunt” meme I’m pursuing at this time via my Book Lady YouTube account.
Idaho Falls, Idaho – to visit the Museum of Idaho.
Shelley, Idaho – I visited this area where I stayed on a dairy farm for two weeks when I was 11 years old, and would like to see it again.
Twin Falls, Idaho – to see Shoshone Falls!
Craters of the Moon National Monument – hiking opportunity!
Books Mountain, Idaho – to read a book on Books Mountain.
Drummond, Idaho – to see the place memoir writer Ruth Butler wrote of in her first (early childhood) memoir.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – to wave at the people on livestream and enjoy views of the Grand Teton Mountains.
Great Falls, Montana – to see the falls!
My plan is to go on my Eastern Idaho road trip in the spring or fall of 2018. I can’t hike during the summer because I get heat exhaustion. I want to do it in the springtime, but because I might not have the funds, I will leave it open, to possibly go there in the autumn months instead.
I will of course, do some “book hunt” videos for my Book Lady YouTube channel, and I absolutely must read a book on Books Mountain!
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