Leaving Civilization for the High Desert

On Tuesday morning July 23 we headed north up Hwy 84 into Idaho.  Now this is where we really see High Desert!  So rugged there are no rest areas for hours and what few they had are now being used for highway construction crews to park equipment and paving products.  You drive for miles without seeing anything but small rocks and sage brush then all of a sudden you see green fields of corn, potatoes and beets.  Using irrigation from the Snake River these people are able to turn the area near Heyburn and Burley into profitable land thereby building dairies and cheese factories and businesses to support it all.  We made a quick stop in Heyburn at a Pilot truck stop.  What a mess it was around the edges from the trash and wind.  We were ready to leave quickly as the girls had to tip toe through the stickers!!  So we proceeded into Boise, ID with a quick stop planned for Home Depot.  We could pull alongside the building for shade and out of the way while we went inside to get supplies for our next project.  Then we drove on to Camping World on the west side of town.

new lamp

Here we were able to pick up new lube plate, water pressure regulator and order new wall lamp.  The one we have has broken twice from motion stress and the Leader has repaired two times, now it is being replaced with different style.

old lamp

Another Chinese product to recycle!  And shame on Keystone as it is not a cheap fix!

Thankfully we decided to bypass Boise for the night and drive in to Caldwell.  Here is where we found maybe the First Place winner in our RV park search. The folks at Ambassador RV Park have done it right.  Wide paved drives, graveled parking areas 80 ft long, concrete patios with grass lawns,50 amps, and a wonderful fenced Bark Park with green grass and graveled areas.  They have 180 spots and some full timers but the layout is well done and very clean.  Laundry even had air-conditioning and TV.

lounge area

The club house was beautiful and had a full kitchen making it ideal for groups traveling together. We will be back here for sure.

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