Blackfoot, Idaho

We decided it was time to make a trip to the Northwest United States to a state named Idaho.  Idaho has four distinct seasons, but June is just about the perfect time of year to visit.  Daytime highs range between 70-90, and at night it can still dip down towards the low 40s.  We visited the southeastern corner of the state in small agriculture town called Blackfoot.

Home to roughly twelve thousand, Blackfoot is considered the potato capital of the world because it has the largest potato production. You can’t help but notice the massive potato sitting right in front of the potato museum as you drive down the main street. Inside you’ll find all sorts of interesting agriculture history about the area and they even give you free potato samples.

No visit would be complete without a trip to Rupe’s Burgers.  In a small town with both McDonald’s and Burger King, Rupe’s has managed to flourish with a steady stream of hungry patrons for decades.  They have several great burgers, and at least a dozen old fashioned milkshake flavors to choose from.

While visiting we launched our flying camera and captured some beautiful video of the area. Fortunately it was a wet winter so everything was bright green, flowers everywhere and rolling hills and fields of wavy vegetation as far as the eye could see.

We didn’t stay long in Blackfoot as we had to keep moving, but if you’re ever in the area make sure to check out the museum and grab a Rupe’s burger.