Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Week 2 Has Begun Ahead of Schedule!
When we said we would be flexible with our schedule, we thought we would be running behind. Instead, we are ahead. We started the day at Antelope Island State Park, which is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. We learned that parts of the Lake are 8 times as salty as the ocean. The first picture was taken on Antelope Island. We then drove on to Boise with a side trip to the Gold Spike National Monument in Promontory, UT, where the last spike was driven in the nation's first coast to coast railroad and to Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, ID. The second photo is of Jack's foot standing on the last rail-tie laid and the one the Gold spike was driven in. The spike, however, is in a museum in California. The third photo is of the Falls, which are in the Snake river. Our resting spot for the day is the Doubletree in Boise. Downtown Boise is one of the nicest downtowns we've seen. We had dinner at a Basque restaurant downtown. Boise claims to have the largest Basque community outside of France. The food was excellent! Of course the last photo is the Idaho Capitol building. This was also a maintenance day for the car--oil changed and car washed. We're all ready for the rest of week 2.