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Experimental Breeder Reactor 1

Just down the road from Craters of the Moon was this little gem.  It is a building on the outskirts of the land that is sectioned off for Idaho National Laboratory (which is HUGE.)  EBR-1 was the first nuclear reactor in the world to generate electricity, way back in 1951.  It was decommissioned in 1964…

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Yellowstone

We spent two separate days visiting Yellowstone with L and A. C and I had visited it once before, and I’d already been through it one time before that, but the most geothermally active place on the planet never really gets boring since it is a little different every time you visit it. The park…

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Mammoth Site, Hot Springs, SD

For one of the days we spent in the Custer area of South Dakota we decided to head about 40 minutes south to Hot Springs and see what was there, hoping it would be more interesting than Hot Springs, AR…  Sure enough, it turned out to be another resort town where the local businesses have…

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Natural Falls State Park, Oklahoma

While still setup at Devil’s Den in Arkansas, we decided to drive an hour and a half to visit Natural Falls State Park in Oklahoma.  The park itself is surprisingly small, but you can quickly see why it was turned into a state park via a 2 minute walk down a paved trail: Dripping Springs…

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Devil’s Den State Park, Arkansas

After leaving Petit Jean State Park, we headed NW for about 3 hours to Devil’s Den State Park.  We stopped along the way for supplies and splurged on a lunch at Arbys.  That turned out to be a mistake…not because the food was bad, but because we ran into the creepiest fast food employee ever. …