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Coming down from a high

August 28, 2015

28th August 2015

Today, we drove out of Yellowstone National Park, losing elevation slowly, and ending up in the township of Arco, Idaho (not the fuel company, it doesn’t even have an Arco gas station!). Arco is distinguished by being the first community in the ‘non-communist’ (their quote) world to have electricity provided entirely by nuclear fission – the nearby nuclear research facility was the source. We’re at Mountain View RV resort, which is an extremely clean and tidy facility, for very little money (especially with Good Sam discount).

On the way, we stopped at Blisters BBQ, in Rexburg, ID. Located inside of a gas station store, this place was outstanding. Pulled pork slider, waffle fries, bbq beans and a quarter chicken and a drink for $10. Very tasty.

After getting set up at Mountain View RV, we headed for the Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve. It has a small campground which looks like a lot of fun – but hand-pumped water, so no filling of tanks.

You’d think that nothing would impress after having 3 days of Yellowstone, but, not true, the narrative and the views were impressive:

1-campgroundCampground set in lava

2-SpatterConesSpatter cones

3-HillClimbing that thing is farther and steeper than it looks

4-ViewFromTheTopA view from the top

5-InsideSpatterConeSomebody taking a photo inside a spatter cone

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