The dog and I had put in a lot of miles on this particular day. I’d targeted the town of Idaho Falls as our stopping place for the night. My research said that they have a Walmart that allows overnight parking. Because I arrived early in the afternoon, I drove around until I found a place to hang out and relax for awhile. No need to get to Walmart before bedtime.
The Snake River flows right through town and they’ve build a lovely park along it. I parked the RV and the dog and I went and sat by the river beneath the shade of a tree. The dog went swimming and I sat with my feet in the water, enjoying a Ybor City cigar.
I watched these two girls ride their bicycles through the park and stop not far from where we were sitting. One was a bit of a tomboy who jumped up and grabbed a cable that supported a water pipe that spanned the river. Hand over hand she worked her way out over the river where she swung back and forth a few times before returning to shore.
After a few minutes they sat beneath a tree and opened a paper bag one of them had been carrying. Out came bagels and cream cheese. The pair of them looked as if they didn’t have a care in the world.
It was a lovely spot to unwind and take a break.