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Twin Falls is noted for several things, the Snake River Canyon & I.B. Perrine Bridge; Shoshone Falls; Balanced Rock; and for us in particular, having a Costco. Our first stop was the Costco to stock up on a few items and see it we could find those items that the Costco in Boise did not have.

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The next stop on our itinerary was Shoshone Falls, also referred to as the Niagara Falls of the West. Shoshone Falls is higher than Niagara by 47 feet, but not all in one cascade, broken up into several terraced drops. Nothing though compares to Niagara for breadth, impact and shear volume of water.

The I.B. Perrine Bridge (downstream of the falls) over the Snake River Canyon is impressive. There is a tourist center and overlook on the south side of the bridge that gives one an inspiring view of the canyon and river. In the picture, you can see and red and yellow inflated bouncing platform. People jump off of the cliff and bounce of the ballon into the river.

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Balanced Rock was something that we had not heard of before until we actually got to Twin Falls. Some 27 miles west of Twin Falls, the road goes though some very scenic farm country until you get to a winding road leading into a ravin, and then a few miles down the road you come to the sign and the rock. It is impressive, and in my opinion, even more so than some of the later rock formations that we came across in Arches NP. The closest town to the rock is Buhl. Just west of town on Hwy 30 is Jackson’s Kountry Korner, a restaurant and gas station that servers remarkably good home cooked meals. We had lunch there and it was outstandingly delicious

Twin Falls was also our first exposure to Winco Foods, sort of a cross between a Walmart and Costco, warehouse style setup but not the volume packaging. Although only in the west (Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and now Texas), their business model shames Walmart and Sam’s Club, with employee ownership, health care and excellent wages. Anyone who argues that Walmart needs to pay slave wages in order to offer low prices needs to get their head out of their ASS and look at Winco!

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