Photos and Commentary

On the Road to Cascade...

My travels have taken me across the country many times to attend the ACC Specialties. I try to document these trips with photos and stories of the people I meet and the sights along the way. I hope you can enjoy and be a little part of this journey with me.


9-8  Saturday morning found me and two of my dogs flying on Frontier Airlines from Philadelphia to Denver and on into Salt Lake City, Utah. During my 3 hour layover in Denver airport, I saw a couple of interesting things I had never seen before-Izzi's Sparkling Clementine an orange tangy beverage which turned out to be a real pucker-up drink.  Several places throughout the Denver airport were Tornado Shelter signs.. Temps of 92 degrees greeted me at Salt Lake airport along with a big hassle for my car rental. First SUV the air conditioner didn't work, 2nd one the seats didn't lay down so the dog crates could fit. Nope this will not do.  3rd one was perfect so I'm finally headed north to Idaho with lots of photo stops along the freeway.

Driving north from the airport in Salt Lake City



Willard Utah - shop and walk through the fields and pick out what you want! 


Mollie's is a tiny local Cafe in Snowville, Idaho. Good food and the LARGEST cinnamon buns anywhere! They were 7 inches long!

Twin Springs, Utah.

 Pitcher Pump. Read about it on the sign

Giant bird nest not too high off the ground, thought to be a made by a Magpie bird


Idaho at last!


These photos are from an old farm in Roy, Idaho, that belongs to friends of mine. This homestead has been in the Benson family for over 5 generations and this portion is about 2800 acres. I saw quite a few big fields in the area with the golden flower below - it is saffron...who knew!

Wheat stubble and the beautiful mountains, Rockland, Idaho

The Morman Cricket - this little critter is very damaging to the wheat crops.  Their appearance runs in cycles like other "pests". They can totally damage a whole wheat crop. It's been know that they can be laying on the road, get squashed by the cars with very loud crunches and leave a slippery oil slick that easily causes cars to slide and crash!  

Register Rock
- American Falls, Idaho
This rock has been saved by the Idaho Parks Department as part of our heritage. People in the covered wagons camped here on their way over the Oregon and California trails. They would carve their names/year on the rock.
The following photos are taken on the Fallcreek Ranch in American Falls, ID. It is owned by Steve and Terri Benson and they were gracious enough to let me visit and show me all around the property. They actively cultivate wheat and raise a few beef cattle. The 1350 acres is fenced in and they recently put up 9 miles of new fencing within that acreage. The views are spectacular. You can see the Snake River in a few photos off in the distance.



Sunday afternoon was my drive from American Falls, ID up to Cascade, ID. What an amazing ride for 4 1/2 hours.  Buhl, Idaho - stop for a quick gas fill-up and found some crazy cattle!

The drive from Boise up the mountains to Cascade for 2 hours is just fantastic. You wind around the foothills and then the mountains, following the Payette River along the way.

Cascade, ID


9-10-12 - The Annual ACC meeting was held at the American Legion Hall. We got a glimpse of all the donations for the live and silent auctions and the raffle. A Life Time Achievement Award was presented by incoming President Joanne Silver to Ms Linda Harger. Diane Mazy has clothing item for sale and Carol Knapp and Christy Gonzalez were selling raffle tickets. Bret Crow's wife made the most beautiful quilt and donated it to the action. The proud new owner is Linda Harger with the bid of $1400!!

following Photos by Tom MacClanahan

9-11-12 Tuesday nights dinner was a buffet at the Lodge and outdoor seating!  A beautiful evening. Winners were announced for the Junior Puppy Stake and there was a very large Raffle and Auction. Thanks everyone for the donations.

9-12-12 Wednesday morning on my drive to the Amateur Stake I saw the most wonderful site!  Cowboys and a dog herding the young cattle into a corner of the field and then across the road to another pasture.  The dog worked very well at the heels of the cattle.


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