National Potato Day

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August 19th is National Potato Day and I could not be more excited. I love potatoes! They come in so many different sizes, colors, and shapes. You can cook and bake them in so many ways. I taught ESL classes in Washington, DC and I found that almost every culture has some version of a potato or potato-like food.

Idaho has always been on my list of places to visit because it grows the most potatoes in the US. I honestly did not know much else about the state. In 2018, we did a road trip out west and I made sure that the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho was part of the trip. It is not a large museum but it was worth the visit. They had this great map of potato varieties around the world. The best part is their cafe where they have a selection of different baked or fried potatoes you can try. We definitely ate our share of potatoes while in Idaho. We also did some great hiking at 5,000 – 7,000 ft. above sea level, stargazing in a Dark Sky area, toured the Craters of the Moon National Reserve, and saw some great waterfalls. We will definitely be back again to see more of Idaho and eat more potatoes!

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