We spent a couple weeks in southern Idaho, initially just passing through the state but then I kept finding more and more places to explore and things to see. This is just a "starter" post from our days before and after the journey to Salt Lake City for the Speedgoat race.
Never really sure what you'll find at a food museum, but this one was interesting and educational. The giant potato out front added to the local flavor:
Even more cool was this camera stand built specifically for taking pictures of yourself with the potato, what a great idea!
Now both together:
Record setting potato "crisp" made by Pringles:
Historical display about "spud farming":
Spudnik (yep, they did):
This just made me giggle:
Historical potato processing equipment:
Fun display of various Mr Potato Heads:
We couldn't find a restaurant in Blackfoot serving Potato Primavera Gnocchi, so I guess we just have to figure out how to make it ourselves - looks delicious:
Now that we know what to look for - this is a potato farm being irrigated:
Giant Martha at Martha's Cafe, showing off an engagement ring:
Scenes from Hell's Half Acre at a rest area along the highway - sage brush and volcano remnants:
And juniper berries:
A nice little intro before heading to Craters of the Moon later:
Just a spit of lava land, more to come!