My goodness. It’s officially taken me longer to blog about my two-week vacation than it did to take my two-week vacation.
My only excuse for not summing up this trip is that I’ve been very busy picking and eating kale. It’s amazing. It’s like my backyard is giving me a little green gift almost every day! And, the best news is — I’ve discovered kale likes being a fall veggie, too! This means I can attempt a second planting of kale!
The world of gardening never ceases to amaze me. Truly.
Anyway — let’s travel!
Craters of the Moon, Idaho! (our fourth stop!)
Who would have thought south central Idaho would be covered in lava?! Not me.
But — then I traveled to Craters of the Moon National Monument. And I learned stuff. One thing I learned was that it’s more fun to refer to the park as Craters of the Lost Moon. Made me feel a little like Indiana Jones.
I also learned about two types of lava — aa (pronounced ah-ah) and pahoehoe (pa-ho-ee-ho-ee). Since learning this, I try to work both types of lava into daily conversations. It’s not that hard.
And, the final stop at Craters of the (Lost) Moon was a little romp through some lava caves! (it was wild — I have proof)
Potatoes! (our fifth stop!)
I love potatoes. Almost as much as I love Brussels sprouts. And, when in Idaho, one must eat potatoes.
One must also hug a potato.
As a proud Iowan, I’ve been slightly crushed when individuals say, “Iowa! The potato state!” I asked a lovely waitress in Idaho if she’d experienced the reverse — “Idaho! The corn state!” She humored me and said she had experienced this. This little moment of bonding made the Idaho smashed potatoes I ordered taste even better!
Some people have bucket lists that include skydiving and swimming the English Channel. Me? I just wanted to eat ‘taters in Idaho.
And I did.
Mission accomplished — with a sprig of parsley!