Idaho Falls is about 70 miles from Alpine. It is not a particularly charming city, though there are some nice parks and neighborhoods. Mostly it is commercial sprawl. Paul and Jenny go now and then to buy bulk - berries, nuts, granola bars, laundry soap, etc. - and just for a change. First stop was Barnes & Noble bookstore, then Applebee's for lunch, then Sam 's Club for bulk.
Going to Idaho Falls makes you realize that Alpine is in a narrow snow belt. Very little snow in Idaho Falls.
Snowless fields outside Idaho Falls with wind farm in distance.
It is a nice drive coming back along the Snake River and Palisades Reservoir .
We went by the ruins of an LDS church that burned down in December. Quite a spectacular fire at the time.
The reservoir through the trees
My one purchase - a jar of 500 Vitamin E capsules. A 17-month supply.