Pocatello, ID

Pocatello (pics) is home to Idaho State University.  I’d like to tell you about other fabulous reasons to visit Pocatello but honestly our reason for being here has more to do with scheduling.  We needed an intermediate stop between Idaho Falls and our planned stop for the Labor Day weekend in Ogden, Utah.

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Idaho Falls, ID

Our main objective in returning to Idaho Falls (pics) was to complete the repair of the levelers on our motorhome.  The plan was for the parts to be built and shipped while we were visiting the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  We would then return to Idaho Falls to have the parts installed and then be on our way.  Didn’t exactly work out that way.

The Falls

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Island Park, ID

After having spent a total of 8 days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, we took a short break in Island Park, ID,  When exiting YNP through the west entrance you immediately pass through the town of West Yellowstone, Montana.  This visit to Montana doesn’t last long, however, since Highway 20 turns south and you enter Idaho and very shortly come to Island Park.

There’s not really much of a town but there is a nearby lake and plenty of fishing and hunting opportunities.  We parked for 3 nights at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort where we once again had full hookups and WiFi service.  This gave us some time to catch up on email, blog posts, organize photos, do some laundry and clean the motorhome inside and out.  It was a pleasant and productive stopover.

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Shelley, ID

In Shelley, ID, (pics) we parked for two nights at the North Bingham County Park which has 12 RV spaces on the grounds of this park that sits alongside the Snake River.  Our reason for being in Shelley has to do with the levelers on our motorhome.  They stopped working when we were in Northern California at Eagle Lake.  The jacks simply no longer operate.  We arranged to have it checked out in Bend, OR, where they determined that the motor that operates the leveling jacks was defective and would have to be replaced.  When they contacted the manufacturer, they were told that the part is not stocked and would need to be built requiring about two weeks.

North Bingham County Park

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