Monday, August 17, 2015
Smoke all day.
As I left Rexburg, ID today I thought about all the problems they are having out here with the fires. I started to wonder how far west I would have to go to get away from the smokey conditions. The plan for tomorrow is to follow US20 west and find out. Today I left Rexburg on ID33 to US20/26. I stopped by EBR-1 Nat. Hist. Landmark. It was an expermental breeder reactor. It proved that you could produce electricity using nuclear energy. A very cool display. Other than that it was a rather uneventful ride, it was hazy all day and by the end of the day my throat felt irritated. Time for a Ricola. So the pictures today are more educational than scenic. The scenery tends to get pretty boring out here when your visibility is limited. I know that there are mountains out there 10 or 15 miles away but I can't quite make them out. I did have one section of about 40 miles where I was AATW, I just don't remember anything but sagebrush and the road, kind of. I know that I drove by a few educational roadside signs today but that is ok, I'm on vacation. Well now for some pictures.