Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Potato Museum and Hell's Half Acre

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":


Potato grading:


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!


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