Sunday, October 15, 2006

10:00 AM Sunday, October 15, 2006

We have been camped near Twin Falls, Idaho for a week. We have visited family and I have done some genealogy research that includes taking pictures and finding historical photos of this unique town that is highly significant in my family history and where my mother was born and lived the first 15 ½ years of her life. The weather has been wonderful and we have really enjoyed our stay in the area.
You might remember the Snake River Canyon country as the place where on September 20th, 1974, the daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump the ravine on a rocket powered motorcycle. The jump failed when his parachute prematurely deployed and the wind carried him back toward the side where he took off. He plunged to the bottom of the canyon and was seriously injured.
The Perrine Memorial Bridge over the Snake River Canyon is notable for the B.A.S.E. jumpers who can jump from the bridge every day of the year legally. There is an excellent landing area and the services of a boat crew to retrieve them after every jump. It is considered B.A.S.E. jumping paradise and the perfect place to learn. No thanks—I’ll pass!

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