Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teton Dam Site

 The above photo shows the eroded dam

 looking up river from the dam

on the edge of the canyon 

The last post featured the Teton Dam spillway in Fremont County.  This post shows views of the actual dam and structures that were once underwater.  All but one of these images were taken from the bottom of the canyon.  You can see both up and down river shots.  The failed dam structure is shown looking down river.  The up river photo shows the once submerged canyon.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teton Dam Spillway

The ruins of the Teton Dam spillway in 2011

The breach and collapse of the the Teton Dam on June 5, 1976 caused tremendous environmental, economic, and social damage.  The dam site is located in Madison and Fremont counties. You can visit the site by traveling on highway 33 towards Driggs, Idaho.  Turn left on Teton Dam Road, 12000 East.  The turn off is marked by an Idaho historical marker.  The spillway is located on the north side of the river in Fremont County.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tacos Izcalli

Want the authentic takes of Mexico without traveling a thousand miles? Visit Tacos Izcalli on Main Street in Rexburg. This "Taco Wagon" is a gem for Madison County. The tacos are my favorite. For $1.50 you get wonderfully seasoned meat of your choice, two warm corn tortillas, onions, cilantro, salsa, fresh lime, and a hint of pineapple chunks! An incredible taste experience. Pictured above are the pork tacos.

Order 2 tacos for a medium appetite or 3 if you need to satisfy a larger craving. Also, you may want to sample the variety of Mexican entrees.

The service is congenial and friendly. Julio, owner and head chef, prepares your order while you wait. Know the wait is well worth your time. Visit Tacos Izcalli and enjoy a meal that is only availble in Texas and further south. This is one Restaurant we are lucky to have in Madison County. Let's keep Julio busy making tacos and other Mexican favorites for many years to come!

Tacos Izcalli is located on Main Street in Rexburg next to JBs. Park on the street or pull in next to the wagon.