Vacations and finding unusual places go hand in hand, at least for us!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024


One thing I love about vacation is finding unusual places and towns. One of the ones we found accidently on our ventures Glenns Ferry in Idaho. This small little town is where the pioneers crossed the Snake River to get back on their path without taking the harder longer route through the mountains.

Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Three Island

Snake River, Three Mile Crossing

This town had so much history as clearly many once across eventually just settled there in the early 1900s. The historic opera house, the saloon that maybe newer, but the building certainly isn’t. Many people had things in their yard from the past and all the benches in the city were made out of old wagon wheels.

Local Pub

Old Opera House

Wagon Wheel Benches

This was a cool little town with lots of history and they clearly were proud of that history!


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Stephen Sainte-Martin
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Todd:

The photos are beautiful, and although I have never been to Idaho, your snapshots are very inviting.  Thank for sharing

Stephen

Nov 08, 2010 04:05 PM #1
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Maria Morton
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Todd, Glenn's Ferry is a beautiful liitle town! You took some great photos!

Nov 08, 2010 04:35 PM #2
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Todd, great photos, out of the way places are a lot of fun!

Nov 08, 2010 04:50 PM #3
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Hi Todd...that looks like a wide and deep River. Imagine finding this and then saying "How the Heck are we going to Cross this Body of water in our Wagons"

Great Piece of History Todd

Nov 08, 2010 05:25 PM #4
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Barbara Todaro
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Todd....your children are receiving a wonder, first hand education on this vacation......and we're getting some too.

Nov 08, 2010 05:42 PM #5
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Jim Hale
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Three island crossing means crossing by using three islands.  My ancestors did that very thing there near what is now Glenn's Ferry.....no ferry back then ...or now.

Nov 08, 2010 09:06 PM #6
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Ginny Gorman
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It's the Todd & Clark expedition and we are getting it live & first hand...thanks so much todd...i enjoy knowing about our country ..

Nov 08, 2010 10:14 PM #7
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Christine Pappas - REALTOR®
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Hope your kids are having fun and learning lots of great stuff!  Much more memorable than reading out of a book!

Nov 09, 2010 12:08 AM #8
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Sounds to me like you guys are enjoying a fun family vaction. Keep the photos and updates coming.

Nov 09, 2010 01:19 AM #9
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Todd,

I really is amazing what the pioneers and those seeking new opportunities did. :)

Steve

Nov 09, 2010 05:00 AM #10
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Glad you found a way to help make that long boring drive better.  I love all the little towns and the history they have behind them!

Nov 09, 2010 09:45 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Todd - They go hand in hand with me too!  Also, finding the really great places to eat in a region!  I have a sister that has lived in Oregon, and now lives in Weiser, Idaho.  We made a trip to Baker Oregon, and I was fascinated with visiting an Oregon Trail interpretive center in the area.  Neat place!

Nov 09, 2010 12:20 PM #12
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I also meant to add, that I find that as sparse as infrastructure and buildings were a hundred years ago, they still managed to have an Opera House.  Here in California's Mother Lode, we had saloons which almost outnumbered the churches, but nearly every little gold rush town had an Opera House. . .Amazing!

Nov 09, 2010 12:22 PM #13
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Loving learning a little bit with you on your trip with your family.

Cal

Nov 09, 2010 12:29 PM #14
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Todd, I have a crazy brother who used to travel around the country as an itinerant sign painter.  He spent a lot of time in Idaho, and some of these look a little like his work.

Nov 09, 2010 12:37 PM #15
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Todd,

This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." Congratulations. :)

Steve

Nov 09, 2010 02:34 PM #16
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Todd, I love those old quaint towns! My favorite part of a vacation! Thanks for sharing your great pics! I always love to read thru your blog!

Nov 10, 2010 01:59 AM #17
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Todd,

Sounds like you have been on a road trip.....next time you swing by be sure and stop and say HI!

Nov 16, 2010 02:34 PM #18
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This looks like you had a lot of fun taking the family out and about.

Nov 16, 2010 04:35 PM #19
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I have to say almost stopped again at this town on the way back through just to see if we could find anything else that we missed the first time. Too bad it was getting dark and the picture opportunity would have been gone.

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