I was up shortly before 5:00 a.m. and the news and weather showed I-15 (highway) dry. It was about 32F (freezing) but Bear and I went for an early walk and the ground and asphalt was dry. I had breakfast, did a bit of work and prepped to leave.
The weather had other plans.
Not just wind and snow, but the on-ramp I was to use was a “sheet of ice” per the news. It was closed briefly for the ice and a resulting accident.
I worked some more.
We finally left at shortly before 11:00 a.m. with a revised destination of Pocatello, Idaho.
From the road:
I couldn’t take a photo until we were through Salt Lake City traffic. SLC was not horrible and there was only ONE area of construction – RECORD!! A little wind at the beginning, but thankfully, it calmed before the worst traffic.
A little bit of Great Salt Lake.
Almost to Idaho…
Snow near the road…SO pretty.
About 20 miles before my planned exit, I saw signs for a KOA that hadn’t come up on my search. On a whim, I pulled off and looked it up. It was Lava Hot Springs KOA, about 16 miles from the exit. The online KOA info said it was open all year. I phoned, but got a recording. I decided to go thinking that at the worst it would be a 32 mile trip out of my way.
It was a 20 mile trip out of my way.
At about 10 miles, I received a return phone call – only cabins were open at the KOA, not RV spots. I said I only need power, but they said no.
The road was so beautiful, I almost went all the way just to see the setting, but light was getting low so I turned around and continued to my original destination: Pocatello’s Cowboy Mobile Home and RV Park.
I’ve stayed in some kind of awful mobile home/rv combination spots, but this spot is very nice. It is a newer mobile home park with nice wide streets and the rv park part is laid out well also. We are in a very pleasant spot for tonight.
Bear, Auggie and I are all well.
A pot of water is on the stove for spaghetti and sauce is ready to be warmed. I have spicy slaw and bread for garlic bread.
If the weather cooperates, we’ll head to Dillon, MONTANA!!! in the morning.
***BONUS – Great cable tv here so…I am ready for some football – Monday night football!