Oregon Coast by 5th Wheel travel blog

View from Rest Area

View from Rest Area

View from Rest Area

View from Rest Area

Oregon Trail Route

Historical Plaques at Rest Area

Historical Plaques at Rest Area


We left Wells after breakfast and drove north through Jackpot to Twin Falls then West towards Pocatello. The road north was generally quiet, and though only two lanes, is well surfaced, straight and not a problem with the trailer. The GPS took us on a route that was quiet and avoided the main roads through Twin Falls, bringing us out on the freeway east of the city. From there the freeway was busier, but not too bad. We stopped an hour or so out of Pocatello for lunch. It was another spacious rest stop and incorporated an historical site. There were supposed to be ruts from the Oregon Trail visible, but could only be seen with someone with better imagination or eyesight than me.

I had picked out a campground in Pocatello, but as we turned off the Freeway two things happened. First, we realized the campground was further in the wrong direction than I had realized and secondly, we saw a sign to a KOA which appeared to be closer, We followed the signs and found this campground which is closer to the direction we want to go tomorrow.

We got set up and then the heavens opened. Not sure how often this has happened, but we do seem to have been fortunate in getting set up in dry conditions just before a thunderstorm! We settled in and, with a secure WiFi - a treat recently! - I did some banking and Christine played some games and checked her email. The rain went off and we were able to barbecue dinner.

We settled in for the evening and look forward to progressing further on our route home tomorrow and spend a couple of days in Butte.

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