Winding Through Three States
Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming

Saying Goodbye to Boise, Idaho

Another early start today! Just after 7 a.m., we thanked and said goodbye to Extended Stay America in Boise, Idaho. The morning air was crisp, and we had to scrape the frost off the car windows before hitting the road. After filling the car and warming the inside up, we were ready to continue our travels.

Familiar Sights on the Road

The first leg of our journey took us on a familiar path. We drove through an area we thoroughly explored in April 2021 while staying in King Hill, Idaho. Memories came back to mind as we passed familiar landmark signs. We recognized the impressive Sawtooth Mountains dominating the horizon near Malta. Near Malad City, we crossed the border into Utah and left Idaho behind. The landscape became more dramatic as we drove through the Wasatch Range mountains with snow-capped peaks.

A Milestone Achieved

Near Echo, UT, I-84 merged into I-80. This trip marked a milestone for us – it was the first time we’d ever completed an entire interstate route in the USA: The I-84 route, about 770 miles, all the way from Portland!

The Beauty of the Wyoming Desert

When we crossed the state border near Evanston into Wyoming, the landscape transformed into a barren desert; it reminded me of South Dakota’s Badlands beauty. While some might find this emptiness useless, I see a different kind of beauty – a raw, untouched wilderness.

Reaching Our Destination in Rawlins, WY

Nine hours after setting off and 583 miles further, we pulled into our BW Hotel in Rawlins, WY. This is the same hotel we stayed in June 2018 when we moved from San Antonio, TX, to Hillsboro, OR! It brings back some fun memories; at that time, we were still traveling with two cats. This time, the three of us will have a two-day layover to stretch our legs and take a break from all the driving.


Friday, March 29 2024

Moving Time

about 9 hours


583 miles


Sun, clouds, chilly

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