We have spent a lot of time in the Midwest these past five years. So much so, that it is like a second home. Now I know some of you are thinking, ‘well yeah, Idaho is in the Midwest,’ but that’s just false (albeit a common misconception). Idaho is in fact a proud partner of the Pacific Northwest… that’s a thing I promise. But anyways, I digress. This past week was spent once again back in our old stomping grounds. We had another great event at a Mooyah Burger in Noblesville, Indiana and then trekked over to Kansas City to fuel the mosh pit at Rock Fest.
The Mooyah Burger’s owner, Chris, did an incredible job promoting the event and hung out with us all day; personally handing out free fry coupons. They fresh cut their fries everyday from beautiful Idaho Potatoes, and serve up portion sizes worthy of a food eating contest. Literally, the small order nearly covers the tray!
At Rock Fest we were met by tens of thousands of hardcore fans. If you can imagine attending a high energy music festival for 12 hours in the sun, moshing, crowd surfing, and dancing… then you can also imagine how important a little Idaho Potato fuel would be for your survival. For those who forgot to eat their potatoes for breakfast, we were there to remind them what they should get when they go inside.
But before after and in between these two events we had some time for reflection. And these ponderings led us to the idea that for most, the Big Idaho Potato is a sought after photo opportunity. A traveling roadside attraction. Something unusual to break up the monotony of an otherwise mundane day. But what do we seek out while we are on the road? We travel with the truck and can become a little jaded by the idea of taking more pictures with it. So what is our equivalent? What are our ‘Big Idaho Potatoes?’ I went back through the archives and pulled out some the other unique photo opportunities that we have had thanks to traveling with the truck. This is what I found; these are the crazy places we have been:
(COMING AGAIN VERY SOON)