US Route 20 in Idaho

 

 


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Idaho was the most surprising state to us on US Route 20. Idaho Falls was very pretty and we had a wonderful county campground. The picture to the left shows part of the falls with the Mormon Temple in the background. After leaving Idaho Falls we were headed for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and we went through the Idaho National Labs and stopped at Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 (EBR1), EBR1 was the very first ever reactor built to produce electricity. Itís the only place in America you can see four nuclear reactors ó including two aircraft nuclear propulsion prototypes, a reactor control room, remote handling devices for radioactive materials and radiation detection equipment. Yup you read that rights they built and tested nuclear propulsion engines for airplanes here. Lucky for us all I think it did not work very well.

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We were lucky and when we arrived at Craters of the Moon it was during the wildflower season for them, which only lasts a few weeks. So in the all black lave fields were colorful wild flowers and it was very unusual and pretty. We loved the Boise State capitol building. We were able to find parking right out on the street for the motor home. You can walk right into the building, there are no metal detectors or security guards. Our campground in Mountain Home had the largest and prettiest sites we have ever stayed in and their facilities were second to none.

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