I was itching to get the kids out of the house and I wanted to take them somewhere they had never been before. We met up with some friends and hit the road.
It had been 10+ years since I had been to Twin Falls. I was shocked at how different it was…different in a mixed feelings kind of way. Back in the day, people hardly even knew where to pull over on the highway. You could find a handful of cars parked on the side of the road and that would be your marker to know you have arrived. There was a skinny trail that you would have to push your way through the ever overgrowing bush. The secret trails were barely noticeable. We would have to go with our gut instincts and inner compasses until we could find tiny clues of an unmarked path.
Boy, have things changed! The parking was kind of ridiculous. They actually had a person monitoring the traffic and the line to the farm stand. So. Many. People. There had to have been hundreds of people there. The caretakers of the land have commercialized the falls, big time. I will say that it was kind of nice to have a wide open road to walk on instead of a skinny path… for the kids and my baby bump. Also, the landscaping is beautiful! People who don’t live here probably couldn’t even tell that so much of the colorful jungle they were walking through was put there. It looks so natural. I think that’s why I loved it.
A couple of the falls that we initially walked to were overcrowded, but thankfully, my friend remembered a waterfall that was off the beaten trail…no tourists allowed.
Hallelujah! We had arrived at our final destination!
Overwhelming and under-crowded. Just the way I like it.
It was perfect for the kiddos!
And refreshing for the mamas!
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