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The two RV Gypsies Adventures
at Lava Hot Springs KOA in Idaho
August 10-11, 2013

Driving by Pocatello Regional Airport on the way to Lava Hot Springs KOA in Idaho, a big jet flew across the road very close to the two RV Gypsies' RV.  Karen was able to snap two quick pictures through the window of the moving RV.

jet flying in front of the two RV Gypsies RV
jet flying in front of the two RV Gypsies RV

Karen likes to photograph water towers and other things they drive past and she liked the design of the Idaho Farm Bureau building, so she snapped a quick photo as they drove past it in their RV.

Idaho Farm Bureau

The two RV Gypsies parked their RV at Lava Hot Springs KOA in Idaho. Although they made their reservations 2-1/2 weeks ahead of time, they were assigned to an overflow spot beside the office. Actually the overflow spot was real nice, but it cost $70 a night because it is considered a premium site even though only the back half of the RV fit on the paved area. There was a fancy gas BBQ grill on site and a nice picnic table in a grassy area. The only problem was that there was NO CABLE FOR TV in the premium site. For that kind of money, the two RV Gypsies really would like to have TV reception.

The campground Wi-Fi was super slow even though they were parked next to the office. And on the second day, the Wi-Fi didn't come in at all, and no, the two RV Gypsies did not upload, download, or use excessive bandwidth.  The water pressure was very poor at times. (Cost of RV sites range from $27.50 to $85 a night). Check in time was 3 P.M. Check out time was 11 A.M. The two RV Gypsies wonder why they need 4 hours between check-out time and check-in time, after all, its not a hotel room that needs cleaning, towels, or a bed made.

Sites can be reserved a whole year in advance.

The two RV Gypsies RV and toad at Lava Hot Springs KOA in Idaho
The two RV Gypsies RV and toad at Lava Hot Springs KOA in Idaho

Below: The view behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies (the Portneuf River is down behind the trees. There is a path leading down there too). Looking to the front of the two RV Gypsies RV, a big hill and a train going by.

View behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies RV a train passing the front of the two RV Gypies RV

Another view behind the RV Gypsies' RV, looking up above the trees at the hillside and Zooming in, the two RV Gypsies saw a horse on the hill behind their RV.

hillside behind the two RV Gypsies RV a horse on the hillside behind the two RV Gypsies RV

People in the Portneuf River behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies at Lava Hot Springs KOA

People in the Portneuf River behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies
People in the Portneuf River behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies

The Portneuf River behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies at Lava Hot Springs KOA

The Portneuf River behind the RV
waterfall in the Portneuf River

After setting up the RV, Karen took the path behind her RV and went down to the river to check out the water for herself.

Karen Duquette ready to go in the Portneauf River

Karen took a moment to decide if she wanted to go into the cold water because the bottom of the river was quite rocky - actually it was muddy but had big boulders all throughout the river.

Karen Duquette trying to decide if she really wanted to go iin the cold Portneuf River
Karen Duquette trying to decide if she really wanted to go iin the cold Portneuf River

Views of the two RV Gypsies' RV from down by the Portneuf River.

View of the two RV Gypsies' RV from down by the Portneuf River.
View of the two RV Gypsies' RV from down by the Portneuf River.

Karen went into the cold water. She looked up at Lee and made a face because of the cold water. It was a slow, difficult walk because of the big boulders. Swimming was impossible because of the big boulders.

Karen Duquette making a face because of the cold water
Karen Duquette in the cold Portneuf River
Karen Duquette in the cold Portneuf River
Karen Duquette in the cold Portneuf River

The tree below was hanging over the Portneuf River. The roots could be seen barely hanging in there.

tree hanging over a cliff at the KOA

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