Went south about an hour to Idaho Falls. Several objectives. Jo-Ann’s for some sewing supplies, Sam’s for gas and a few groceries, Walmart for a few more groceries. Successful on all counts. Another hour south to Blackfoot. Objective here was the Potato Museum. Found it and toured for a half hour or so.
Worlds largest potato ‘crisp’
Bit of trivia.
Actually quite interesting and we learned some things. Several years ago we drove the entire length of western Idaho and did not see anything resembling a potato plant, only wheat for ever and ever. Today we learned why. 50% of Idahos potatoes are grown in the southeastern part of the state, 40% are grown in the southcentral part, and only 10% in the southwestern part. Also, potatoes are rotated with wheat and other crops to replenish the soil. Today we saw lots of potato fields.
From Blackfoot we headed west to our camp spot in Arco, ID. Interesting bit of trivia: Arco was the first town in the world to receive electrical power generated by a nuclear reactor.