An uncomfortable night in a small and lumpy bed is a bit of a disappointment as the B&B is otherwise first rate. Breakfast is excellent and a lot of fun chatting to the other guests. Unfortunately the weather is low cloud and snow is forecast in the hills. A look around the webcams rules out Glacier National Park (fires) and Yellowstone (snow) as well as the scenic route south via the Salmon River (the pass is apparently “difficult” with “limited” surface friction). That leaves the interstate and yes there’s snow there too, luckily not on the road itself but all around and it’s actually snowing for much of the time too.
Basically our only option is to head south for better weather. Disappointing but we leave something for next time.
The Best Western Plus in Idaho Falls is very nice with a steak place opposite. The latter is heaving but after a short wait at the bar we get a table. The steak is excellent but the crab special is dry and a poor comparison to the one in Charleston. I shouldn't be surprised, we are a long way from the sea.
The worst bit was the pushy waitress who must have said no pressure at least four times. She asked if we had chosen a dessert twice while we were still eating our mains! The bill was similar to the Pearl last night but there is no comparison.
Sadly Mary has left her iPad behind.