After our science-y adventures we finally reached Craters of the Moon National Monument. I can vaguely remember going here as a kid at some point. And I think we recreated that trip almost in its entirety.
I can remember hiking up Inferno Cone and the deceptiveness of the climb. When you think you’re just about at the top you find out the trail just levels out for a moment and the angle hides the rest of the cone. Heather and I went to the top….
While Jess and Corinne waited at the bottom:
We saw the snow at the bottom of Snow Cone:
And look, pictorial evidence that I was on this trip!
That evening we had dinner at another Culver’s, this one in Twin Falls:
And we pushed on to Elko, NV and found a hotel with a pool for the girls to do some swimming. The next day it was all the way home and the Great Road Trip of 2018 was finally over.
As one drives west across Idaho from Idaho Falls on highway 20 there is a whole lot of nothing until, bam, EBR-I and Idaho National Laboratory. EBR-I is open to the public and we decided, what the heck, we likely will never be by here again. EBR-I is Experimental Breeding Reactor One and was able to power its own facilities as a nuclear power plant.
Here is the floor where fuel rods were stored:
We didn’t spend much time there (Corinne and Heather were not exactly interested) so it was on to Arco for lunch at Pickle’s Place.
Across the street from Pickle’s Place is the Arco Science Park. Might as well let the girls burn off some energy. They have a torpedo and a submarine conning tower.
The conning tower from the USS Hawkbill, SSN-666:
Then we were ready for our main destination of the day, Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Here are a couple of the recreated pictures:
We didn’t have picture from Old Paria Cemetary with us when we tried to recreate it. So we don’t have the right people or in the right places:
I don’t have the new pictures of Evan and I wearing homemade pants or of Mollie and Megan’s 2nd Birthday. They must have been taken with someone else’s camera or phone.
There is very little information available on the Internet regarding troubleshooting music sync errors in Rhythmbox. I was getting a “could not open resource for writing” error when trying to sync music. I finally tracked down the issue. One issue, anyway, I’m sure this can happen for myriad reasons. In this case the same file existed in 2 locations within my music folder structure. When syncing to the phone the file names/directories are normalized. When the 2nd file was attempting to sync, the file already existed on the phone and the sync process would crash. By removing the duplicate file from the computer the sync process continued successfully.
I’m sticking this next part here so I don’t have to go digging around the Internet again in the future.
Unrelated to the file crash, but related to syncing music via Rhythmbox: to sync to an abitrary device (in my case, an SD card), place a file called “.is_audio_player” in the root directory of the device. In that file I placed this text:
Then Rhythmbox will detect it as a “sync-able” location. You may have to close/re-open Rhythmbox and possibly umount/remount the device.