Author Archives: 3jmann

East Coast Fall 2021 – Cedaredge

September 28 – October 2, 2021 A busy couple of months sped by at home as we celebrated a milestone birthday for me then hosted a houseful (sister Bev, Nephews Jed, and Dillon with McKenzie) while other folks stayed nearby.  Jessica, Kris, and Gemma would spend a couple of weeks with us, the longest together […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Fourteen

June 24 – July 26, 2021 The next morning, we arose early, packed up and drove over to the Nevada Northern Railway Museum situated at the East Ely Yards.  They were designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2006 and the site was cited as one of the best-preserved early 20th-century railroad yards in the […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Thirteen

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We planned for our drive from Boise to Ely to take about six hours and with a moderately early start, we could arrive with enough time in the afternoon to tour the Nevada Northern Railway National Historic Landmark, a comprehensive railroad museum.  But first we’d stop in Twin Falls […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Twelve

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We returned to the condo, had a snack, and then set out for the Old Idaho Penitentiary, about fifteen minutes away.  Parking was available in a small lot not far from the entrance to this imposing structure and so grabbing the camera, we set out for what would be […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Eleven

June 24 – July 26, 2021 After that first cold beer which tasted pretty good after our long day, we unloaded the car, got settled in, enjoyed another brew, and then walked across the street to Highlands Hollow Brew Pub for dinner.  Originally opened as the Brass Lamp (“Mother Lamp #2”) by Rod “Toad’ Davidson, […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Ten

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We started around 8 am the next morning by loading our bikes into a trailer for transport to the Route of the Hiawatha trailhead, and then climbed into an old school bus for our shuttle there as well.  During its time, this trail was also known as one of […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Nine

June 24 – July 26, 2021 With a three-hour drive to the midafternoon start of the bike tour in Heyburn State Park just outside of Plummer, Idaho, we hung out in the room until checkout at noon.  Plummer is the largest city within the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and knowing we had a busy last day […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Eight

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Our drive to Richland, Washington the next day would take a little less than six hours, meaning we didn’t have to rush out of camp early in the morning.  Heir Angst had recommended that we stop along the way to check out the Stonehenge Memorial just off the I-84.  […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Seven

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Finished with our snack, we drove the Highway 101 causeway across Young’s Bay and entered Astoria proper, ready for another full afternoon.  Our primary stop that afternoon would be the Flavel House Museum, built in 1885 in the Queen Anne architectural style, by George Flavel, a Columbia River bar […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Six

June 24 – July 26, 2021 The Tillamook Creamery is just off the highway as you run through town, a new facility that opened in 2018 and now hosts over 1.3 million tourists each year.  Visitors can learn about the cheesemaking, cheese packaging, and the ice cream-making processes from a viewing gallery over the main […]