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Totally Tubular

At about a mile deep, the Lava River Cave is the longest lava tube in Oregon. It was created by lava from volcanic eruptions flowing through to feed the front…

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Boise Area Adventures

Idaho in general has proven to have much more to offer than we’d imagined. After a single event in Sun Valley (most of which is owned, supposedly, by Demi Moore…

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Destination USA: Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls Beginnings The city of Idaho Falls began with miners, trappers, fur traders and early settlers. As westward migration continued in the 1860s, a wooden toll bridge was built…

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Montana Blow-Out

From Spokane to Idaho Falls, we had to pass through some seriously mountainous parts of Montana. Somewhere near Missoula (thank goodness!) we had a blow-out. Not to worry, we didn’t…

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Chinook Pass

The way to the top of Chinook Pass (5,430 feet) is designated an All American Road. It was historically used as a trading route over the Cascade Mountains. On our…

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Rumble on the River

For the last 41 years, Pasco, WA has hosted an annual event on the Columbia River featuring the world’s fastest race boats. Several classes of hydroplanes compete for the Atomic…

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Larrabee State Park

This beautiful area is a bit over 100 miles north of Seattle, near Bellingham, WA. It includes 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline, two freshwater lakes, tidelands and deep wooded forests…

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A New Hobby: The Seattle Kick-Off

Two weeks in Seattle and it’s already a blur. Our events were on the slow side, but we kept busy on the weekends. While we were there, Seattle was having…

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Old Sac

Old Sac is a National Registered Landmark and 28-acre State Historic Park, on the river, in downtown Sacramento. It includes the museums, steam train excursions, the Delta Queen (which used…