We had several appearances on 4/16/14. Our first was to Riverside Elementary, with a stop on their foursquare game sites. The children were wonderfully excited to see the Big Idaho Potato and seemed to be ok without the foursquare spots. One particular student asked me some of the most thought provoking questions, keeping me on my toes. Children really are getting smarted with each generation. Our photo shoot, which occurred after, put some of by driving skills to the test. Often times we find ourselves driving our vehicles in areas we think we may have wanted to consider prior to making the commitment. Driving a seventy-two foot vehicle is no different, in that regard. Mountain Home Airbase was our next stop. We found ourselves in the midst of some of our nations most professional people. Nothing makes you feel more safe then to interact with them. Although we were delayed a bit, causing many people to miss out on the event, we still received a very warm welcome. Our final stop was at the Desert Mountain Visitor Center. Again we found ourselves with a warm welcome. These were some very patient people and hopefully it payed off. Each part of the day was both fun and exciting. I hope everyone who missed our appearance gets a chance to see us in the future. Thank you to everyone who participated both on and off the roadways.
My favorite moment of the day was seeing the “home made” Spuddy Buddy, made by the child who wore it. Again we see hope in our future, in the creativity of the youth.