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Our last day in Idaho dawned warm and sunny. We got a mid-morning start and made good time getting to Boise. US20/26/30 all run concurrently west with I-84 from Mountain Home to the south side of Boise. Was fun to drive 80 miles an hour again for a while. Navigating thru Boise on US 20/26 was a bit tricky but my navigator Sal got us thru.
US 20/26 takes a winding path as it leads north and west out of Boise with US 20 finally separating from US 26 near Parma, ID. A short drive down US 20 got us to the Snake River. On the other side was Nyssa, Oregon, where we were welcomed to Oregon by the Nyssa Police.
We were taking our Oregon border picture when a Nyssa police cruiser drove by. As he was driving by, the officer said “You can’t take a Welcome to Oregon picture without ME!” He did a quick u-turn and pulled in behind our car. The officer walked up to where we were standing near the sign and said hello. He was making sure we were okay and was curious why were taking a picture there. Sal replied we had driven 3,000 miles to take that picture. We talked with Officer McGinnis for a while about the project and asked him to take a picture with us. He kindly agreed. After the picture he told us "Welcome to Oregon" and wished us safe travels. What a fun way to start the Oregon leg of our trip.
Today is a day for reflection and remembrance. We plan a low key day in preparation for our last library event of #connectingus20 on Tuesday.