Old Highway 30

Old Highway 30

I had to make a quick trip to Buhl Friday, one that I could measure in minutes. After eating lunch at Juanita’s Tacos & More (I love tacos), I texted an old friend who lives in Filer about getting together for a cup of coffee. On my way to Filer, I was surrounded by farmland. I put on George Strait; it just felt right.

As we were wrapping up or visit, my friend suggested I take the scenic bypass back and check out Thousand Springs. Since I had the time, I took her advice and followed Old Highway 30 from Filer to Mountain Home, keeping George Strait on Spotify the entire time.

My GPS kept wanting to take me back to I-84 at every turn, but I ignored its directions to stay on the scenic route. I could see my decisions adding minutes to my trip, but it was worth it. When I was in college, I used to drive from Moscow to Boise about once a month. I loved the long drives to myself, especially this time of the year. I haven’t been to Moscow in a while, so it’s been a couple years since I’ve spent any time traveling through Idaho’s backroads and highways. I appreciated the opportunity to get lost in the state I grew up in. I saw places I’d never seen before and discovered places just a short distance from the interstate I usually travel on.

Thousand Springs was just as beautiful as I remembered it. I hadn’t been there since before I started school at Twin Falls’ College of Southern Idaho. In Hagerman, I saw a restaurant selling alligator . In Bliss, I saw the closed Bob’s Museum, which looked like it’d been closed for about a decade. Somewhere between King Hill and Glenns Ferry, I saw a sign that read, “Petrified Watermelons. Take one Home to Your Mother-in-Law!” 

I didn’t see any watermelons, but it turns out “petrified watermelons” are just rocks.

I was ready to get on the interstate at Glenns Ferry, but the exit was closed, and after a quick detour, I took that as a sign to continue to Mountain Home on the old highway. After a short trip through Hammett, I was back in Mountain Home, where I took the interstate the rest of the way to Boise.

On my trip, I followed a beautiful river, saw multiple museums and antique stores and drove past more “DO NOT PASS” signs than actual cars to pass. But I didn’t pass a single law office. I’m not saying there aren’t any attorneys in Filer, Hagerman, Bliss, King Hill, Glenns Ferry or Hammett, just that I didn’t see any on my route. Once again, I was reminded why I wanted to take my small-town law office and make our services available throughout the state. The majority of the process can be done online, no matter where you live. Check out our website and see if an uncontested, online divorce is right for you.

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