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
Willard Utah - shop and walk through the fields and pick out what you
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
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
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
|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.
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
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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