Day 54 – Idaho Falls to Arco, ID – 68 miles
What a day of unexpected surprises. We knew we had to cover our longest stretch yet with no place to stop for food or drinks and on top of that it was going to be a windy day; so we got out bright and early.
We made it into Arco, ID after lunch and after fueling up on food our next step was to find a place to sleep. After checking with the city offices we learned we were not allowed to camp in the parks, but we did meet Virginia. She warmed to us quickly (and us her) as she offered a rental lot of hers for our use to camp at and told us to stop by for snacks at her back porch after work.
We enjoyed meeting her husband Rod, her little dog “Rodent”, and her neighbors adopted dog BV (short for Black Velvet). After exchanging stories and a quick run to the grocery store we had a great backyard cookout. Fast forward to later in the evening and we found ourselves invited in to sleep in their basement and cleanup in the showers. I love how we have these unexpected surprises along the way.
Thank You Virginia and Rod!!!