One day, when I was feeling a little more human, we drove 2 hours from American Falls to the city of Soda Springs to see their famous geyser.
Soda Springs Gyser is the world’s only captive geyser. It was discovered in 1937 while drilling to find hot water for a commercial bathhouse and health resort. A few weeks later the city received a telegram from the Secretary of the Interior asking them to turn the geyser off because it was throwing the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser off schedule. The town capped it off and began controlling it with a timer to erupt every hour on the hour 365 days a year at a height of 70’. You may be wondeing where it is! We were, too! We got there about 10 minutes before the hour and walked all around. Then we began waiting and waiting.
Finally, after 20 more minutes we left. That’s when we realized none of the traffic lights in town were working, everything was closed, and we had no cell service. Soda Springs lost power on the one day we decided to visit! We couldn’t believe it!