Heise Hot Springs

It’s now August 21st and we have arrived at Heise Hot Springs.  This is an enormous park about 20 miles from downtown Idaho Falls.  The sites are all grass and trees, tucked in the mountains.  I certainly screwed up by trusting our “internet coverage app” this time.  No cell phone and one bar of Verizon.  Well this is gonna be a long week for poor Mark.  Having to run a cloud based business with very little cloud….anywho….This campground with its healing hot springs has an extensive history.

Our site was beautiful and located right under the enormous ziplines that ran from hilltop to hilltop.  It was fun listening to the people zip by with yells of fear and excitement. They even do night time ziplining!

We hiked to the top of the hill to get a better view from one of the jump stations.  That’s our rig a the bottom. IMG_4357

There is a nice little cafe and pizzeria located on the golf course.  Mark was really hoping to get in a few rounds, but that was not to be.  I can say this place has everything, in a gorgeous setting, for a really reasonable price. We enjoyed our fabulous view with a Margherita pizza.IMG_4350

We traveled into downtown Idaho Falls a couple of times.   Once for a local car show and once for dinner at The Snake Bite.  Appropriately named for the nearby river.   Once again we have found a town with random art pieces located on the sidewalks.  Mark couldn’t resist this one.  A giant skateboard….really?  I’m no Michelangelo, but neither was this guy.  At least Mark was entertained. IMG_8477

I did think this little tidbit of history was cool, as my childhood home was on Eaglerock 🙂

In 1864, Harry Rickets established a ferry to cross the Snake River nine miles north of the present city. The next year a freighter, Matt Taylor, constructed a log toll bridge. The community was originally known as Taylor’s Crossing, then Eagle Rock until its name was changed to Idaho Falls, in 1891.

It was a busy work week, but we really enjoyed Idaho Falls.  Next week is Wyoming and the first “vacation” Mark will have away from work.  He is pumped!

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