Whenever we get time I like to stop by a memorial park. I have a deep respect for all of our veterans who who had the balls to join up and do something to help our country stay amazing. I had a chance to join the military and blew it due to drug use. Yeah... that's right. I've got nothing to hide and can tell you that the wrong crowd at the wrong time in my life lead me down a dark road. That's where my amazing wife comes into play. She doesn't know it but there is something magical about the woman I call my wife who was able to make me be a better person. She's the kind of person who leads us on our amazing adventure. She says to me" I want to see the Potato Museum". I say " You got it babe."
Idaho is known countrywide for it's potatoes but very few people know why. In short the soil around here is old volcanic ash and the climate is just right during the summer. Plant spuds, and spuds will grow.
Chris, Star Wars is on the bottom left corner
Prior to our visit to the museum of taters we tooled around town and performed a few chores. Laundry and a free dump station for Penny were on the top of the list. The dump station was located adjacent to the fire station which just happened to to have a mid 60's Pontiac wagon hiding in the back lot. I chatted up the guys washing the fire trucks and they said they still use the ghostbuster car for parades. I had to get a closer look.
With my car addiction needs satisfied for the day it's time to mosy on. Next on the list is one of things I want to see. It's 77 miles out of our way and I don't care. It's time for us to step back into time... no into another world. Let's go see the moon.
Crater of The Moons National Historic Monument is one of the youngest undisturbed lava flows in the world. NASA sends astronauts here to train for going to the moon. It's a stark reminder of what our world was not too long ago. See the number on the post in the picture? That's for a campsite I'm standing in. We will call this home for the night and go see a couple of things real quick. I'll ramble on about the information in my next post.
Cinder cone from the earth exploding
Top of explosion where mother nature is starting to reclaim