Warhawk Air Museum in Idaho: A Fascinating Look at Flight

    12/27/19 •

    At the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho, I got a fascinating look at flight, from World War I through future space-age research. It’s housed in a 20,000-square-foot building located, appropriately enough, right next to the airport. Under the watchful eyes of two magnificent Curtiss P-40s used by World War II’s Flying Tigers, I browsed…

    Idaho Potato Expo: Home of the World's Largest Potato Chip

    3/25/20 •

    …are so important to Idaho’s economy. You’ll also see how potatoes are sorted, graded and prepared for consumers. Best of all, the $3 admission charge includes “free taters for out-of-staters”–a baked potato with butter and sour cream. Blackfoot is in southeastern Idaho, between Idaho Falls and Pocatello along I-15. The expo is in a remodeled…

    Idaho's Old Mission State Park: A Church Hand-Built Without Nails

    11/21/19 •

    …in a day-use park northern Idaho near Cataldo, roughly 24 miles southeast of Coeur d’Alene and just southeast of where State Highway 3 meets I-90 Exit 39. For details, call 1-208-682-3814. More to see Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest gorge, runs along the border of Idaho and Oregon, about 120 miles south of Coeur d’Alene….

    A Stop in Weippe, Idaho On the Lewis and Clark Trail

    12/18/18 •

    Following the trail of Lewis and Clark, my husband and I stopped for coffee in Weippe, Idaho, a hamlet on the high mountain prairie where the Nez Perce fed the starving Corps of Discovery in 1805. Walking up a slight hill from First Stop Java, I entered Cyndy’s Echoes of the Past. The realistic-looking dolls…

    Nez Perce Culture at the Spalding Visitors Center, Idaho

    5/09/18 •

    We got a fascinating look at Nez Perce culture and history at the Spalding Visitors Center, the headquarters of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, located in Spalding in northwestern Idaho. A 23-minute movie gave us an overview of tribal history, and we especially enjoyed the museum, filled with tribal artifacts, clothing, pictures and horse…