This morning I slept in because it was all wet outside. In the late morning it finally cleared up a bit for breakfast and we could dry the tent before heading on. We went to two more lava tube caves which were not that great compared to the ones in Lava Beds NM. We then continued East and came through Arco. This town was the first town that was powered by a nuclear power plant. Here, people still know what freedom means. In a small park they have the tower of a nuclear submarine. And a Trupack demonstrator! I only know these cans from the parking lit at the WIPP site and it was really funny seeing one up there in the middle of Idaho. At the local’s diner (Pickle’s place) we had a fried pickle (of course) and an atomic burger. While crossing Idaho National Lab we stopped by at the first nuclear power plan for electricity (EBR1 – Experimental Breader Reactor 1). Unfortunately, we visited too late in the year so the reactor was already closed for the season. In the parking lot there were two prototype reactors for airplane turbines. I am not sure what drugs people were taking back in the days to get the idea of propelling an airplane with a nuclear reactor. In Idaho Falls we wanted to stroll through downtown after checking in to our motel. Unfortunately, downtown was closed by the police who reacted on a bomb thread. No downtown Idaho Falls for us. All we could visit were the falls which was also nice.