Our table was up hill from the site and our view of the Snake River from it was absolutely breathtaking.
After finally getting set up we set out to explore the park, there are various trails in the park so it was time to explore.
Thursday morning after a terrible nights sleep we were both up early, 6am is just way too early. After talking and wondering what might happen with our power Dave went out to work on the truck. Yesterday while trying to maneuver the truck's plastic fender had an encounter with a rock, we knew we would be moving one way or another so it had to be taken care of. While he was working on the truck the camphost stopped by on her rounds. We informed her of our issues and inquired about moving to another site. With our site preferences in hand she headed to the office, in a short while she was back with news, we could move to site 41 a site we'd seen the day before and liked. Site 41 is a host site that they are not using, guess what, it has 50amp and sewer, and they didn't ask us for more money. So now we are set up for another 6 nights and we can use both ac's if needed, temps are suppose to head up into the 90's this weekend.
Live Laugh RV are spending the summer workamping at Mountain View RV Park and Restaurant. We left our place about 8am, our goal was to explore Craters of the Moon National Monument with them. We arrived in Arco about 10:45 and soon were on our way to Craters of the Moon NM with out Al, he needed to get a few things done at the rv park while we played. Dave and I had been to Craters a number of years ago but it was in the fall and we didn't have much time. This time though with it still being spring we were treated to some amazing blooms. We hiked the Inferno Cone (which last time I didn't do because I wasn't in shape to do it) and we hiked through a lava tube.
This cabin is directly across the Snake River from us. The man who used to live here many years ago would climb the hill behind him every day, there he had a vast view of the surrounding land, he would check daily for any sign of fires.
Massacre Rocks State Park is located on the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail began in Independence MO and ended near what is now Portland Oregon. Between 1840 and 1869 500,000 pioneers undertook the 2,000 mile trek west, many never made it. The state park derives it name from the "massacre" that took place in August of 1862 when over the course of a few days four wagon trains were attacked and by the end of the skirmishes ten pioneers were dead. One of the trails in the state park take you to where there are wheel ruts still visible so on Sunday we checked it out.
Though it's difficult to tell the path is where the Oregon Trail was once was.
The I.B Perrine Bridge is a popular spot for BASE (Buildings, Antenna, Span and Earth) jumpers but on this day there was no one jumping.
Every time we leave the park we see a sign for Register Rock a historical site so on Tuesday we decided to see what it was all about. Register Rock is a rock where pioneers carved their names on. It is now under cover and enclosed behind fencing to prevent vandalism.
Until next time...