Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Magic Valley

It used to take us 8 hours to drive from Salt Lake City, Utah to Boise, Idaho.  The speed limit was 55 miles per hour and we had to stop at least three times to gas up - usually in Snowville, Burley and sometimes Bliss. There is only one freeway between SLC and Boise - can't get lost even if you tried!


I blew by Snowville and made it to Idaho without having to stop. The speed limit is now 75 miles per hour and I get better gas mileage so that I made it to Boise without having to stop for gas even once.  Burley snuck by me so I stopped in Twin Falls and had lunch. This area is called Magic Valley because two dams were built around 1900 turning uninhabitable areas into magical farm lands.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Ruth....Loved your Chihuly shots. Very artistic and beautiful. Also loved seeing the big pool and other shots of life around where you live. Great job!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting, too. Always nice to see when you have visited. Susan

Ginny said...

A cute cat photo below! The cloud formation is really lovely here. What is The Garden Of Eden? Maybe a big Farmer's Market?

Shopgirl said...

You did really well on gas, and yes, it does make a lot of difference now that the speed limit has changed. Have a great summer, hugs, mary

Anne said...

Ruth you seem to do an awful lot of driving about! It obviously doesnt faze you, I dont particularly like driving and wouldnt like to attempt such a big journey!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Yeah to better gas mileage and quicker destinations!!

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