Don and I just got back from a week-long vacation in Idaho and Oregon. We had good weather, saw beautiful sights and spent time with great friends.

The first day we flew into Boise, rented a car and drove to Glenns Ferry, Idaho for a wine tasting and lunch at Carmela Winery.

From there, we drove to Three Island Crossing State Park. The three-island crossing is one of the most famous river crossings on the Oregon Trail. Pioneer travelers used this crossing until 1869, when Gus Glenn constructed a ferry about two miles upstream.

This river crossing offered pioneers the last chance to traverse from the increasingly barren and rugged south side of the Snake River to the more pleasant north side. 

Don was stationed at nearby Mountain Home Air Force Base for ten years before being transferred to Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.


  • Billingsley Creek Lodge and Retreat in Hagerman
  • Malad Gorge at Thousand Springs State Park
  • Bruneau Dunes State Park