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We are an Army family! Miles was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6 and he is now 15 years old. Marley is Miles' Autism Service Dog and his best friend. This dynamic duo has been together for 5 years and look forward to many more adventures! 

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love and sound judgement.  
                                                       2 Timothy 1:7

2.27.2013

IDAHO

Little children, 
we must not love with word or speech, 
but with truth and action.
     1 John 3:18


Join us for an Adventure as our family shows us around Idaho


Who remembers the book or movie,
Where the Red Fern Grows?

This statue of the main character, 
can be found at the Idaho Falls Public Library


Look another cool statue....




The water flow over Twin Falls is controlled by dams 
used for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation.


Not much of a "Twin Fall"


but it is still pretty neat to see



The single largest forced relocations in US history is Minidoka's story.

"Ten weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor and amid 
widespread anti-Japanese hysteria, 
President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing over 
120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei) 
to leave their homes, jobs and lives behind 
and live in camps under armed guard."

The marker at the road reads 
the Hunt Camp


"This camp operated from August 1942 to October 1945
and held approximately 13,000 internees
from Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska."


This camp included 8 guard towers, 600 buildings,


and 5 miles of barbed wire fencing. 


This is what remains...... 


to tell their story.



You can also view a Minidoka Exhibit 



Home to the Hagerman Horse bones
 and many other fossils are being found each year.


Unfortunately we were unable to view the fossil beds upclose


but there is a Vistors Center with information and exhibits



The boys loved looking at the fish


Especially the HUGE Sturgeons




It is best viewed in the Spring, as diversion of the Snake River
for irrigation often diminishes water levels in the Summer and Fall.



It is still quite a sight to see....


Since it's a Park, Marley was able to run and play




In 1974 daredevil Evel Knievel, 
on his specially engineered rocket motorcycle,



tried and failed to leap the mile-wide chasm 
of the Snake River Canyon.

That's one big jump


No "squished" pennies here but I did get postcards,
a Darth "Tater" (yes you're reading it right) T-shirt
and an Idaho Spud candy bar---yum





Though inspired by Anne Frank, the Memorial is designed to 
actively engage us to think and respond to the human rights issues today.



Anne Frank Statue




"Both the triumphs and tragedies of the human story are on display



but in every quote we see the profound power of a single voice or bold action,
to overcome great odds and alter the course of history."




This is a must see....
make sure you have time to spend here 
because there is a lot to read.



In 1890 Idaho was signed into Statehood, 
and Boise was made the State Capitol.


Sadly, no "squished" pennies but they did have postcards


Man, this place is huge


WOW....check out the domed ceiling


George Washington Statue


Look at the tile work


We had a great time touring the Capitol


THANK YOU,

Uncle Jon, Marde & Marshal for showing us around




We can't wait to visit again

Mmmmm.......GOOD EATS
Guidos Pizzeria
Flying Pie Pizzeria
Eddie's Diner 
(you've gotta try the cinnamon roll for breakfast)


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We had such a great time exploring Idaho and look forward to returning soon for more fun:


Check out the Idaho Visitors Guide


Have you had exciting adventures in Idaho.......let us know!


*Quotes from the Anne Memorial are from the Idaho-Human Rights
*Historical information about Minidoka came from Preservation Idaho
*Evel Knievel information can be found at Roadside America
*Information pertaining to the Falls can be located at Wikipedia

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