Onions Rings and RV'ing should be Outlawed
Trip Start Apr 14, 2010
18Trip End May 01, 2010
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After rolling down the windows and waking up, we decided to take a detour for the day
Soda Springs was first… population 3,371. They have their own geyser that goes off each hour. Then you drive to their Spring. Actual soda water comes right out of the ground. Aha! The name "Soda Springs". It is just down-gradient of the phosphate mine (whose biggest customer by the way is RoundUp). Well, of course we had to try it. We weren’t sure you could drink it because no one was around trying to sell it to you. It just comes out of this spring all the time. Well it was. Bitter. . fuzzy… but not really great. So Katie had the idea of putting kool-aid mix in it. Low and behold we had Grape Soda! Now that was good! We bottled up some grape and fruit punch (which actually tastes like Spite… makes you wonder what they put in Sprite) and off we went quite tickled inside and out.
We arrived at the Oregon Trail Museum and next door was the Old Time Photo Shop “by appointment only”
Once that was over, it was off for pictures next door. Brian was unshaven for a few days so he looked pretty rugged, Lis found an outfit that looked like Annie 0akly, Kate dressed like the cowgirl at heart she really is, James dressed like the bank robber “Jesse James” and me? I just had a hard time altogether. Why don’t they have LL Bean in the 1800’s? Regardless, the photographer was an artist and did his thing. This was a favorite activity for James.
You know when Brian and I did this trip 20 years ago, people in different parts of the country were so different. There weren’t any chain stores except Sears and McDonald’s there was no internet… no cable TV …no cell phones… I remember out west in every truck stop you had the cowboy belt and the big buckle. I haven’t seen one yet. The people are very nice and accommodating, but not as different anymore. This country is homogenizing.