Exploring Idaho: Shoshone Falls

Exploring Idaho: Shoshone Falls

Whenever we travel, Luke and I always fill our time visiting parks and museums, wandering city streets, going on hikes, taking tours, etc. but it seems we fail to do the same in the places we live. There are still things I wish I had done in Hawaii! Needless to say, we are determined to explore Idaho and now that the snowpocalypse is over, we can actually do that.

Today we did a day trip to Shoshone Falls, a natural beauty located on the Snake River in Twin Falls, Idaho. At 212 feet, these falls are higher than Niagara Falls and the aforementioned snowpocalypse (Idaho hadn’t seen that much snow in 30 years!) has left them even more breathtaking. The photos we took really don’t do it justice; you have to see it for yourself. And word to the wise, bring an umbrella or at least a rain coat. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of spray we’d experience. There was so much mist it almost felt as if were raining. I stood at the overlook for less than five minutes and was soaked!

After our wet morning at the falls, we stopped by Snake River Canyon and took some time to drive around Twin Falls where Luke spent his teenage years. We  had lunch at a coffee shop he frequented often, drove past his high school, and stopped by his old house. While there wasn’t a ton to see, it was so fun to take a trip down memory lane with him!

This was our first day trip with Olivia and she did so well! Having her with us definitely slowed us down (which was expected when you have to stop every 2.5-3 hours to feed) and we didn’t do as much as we would have done had it just been the two of us. There also may have been a blowout which resulted in a onesie finding a new home in a trash can. But overall things went so well and we’re excited to do bigger trips with her. Up next on our travel calendar, a week in Michigan!

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