Who is Philo T. Farnsworth?

A must see is the Idaho Potato Museum, which boasts not only a potato signed by Dan Quayle but a huge collection of potato mashers and ricers – an Eagle Scout Project. Only in Idaho!

The Rest Stop between Pocatello and Idaho Falls is also a must see.  The Hell’s Half Acre Lava Field walk is one of those unexpected diversions from normal rest stop activities and for geology buffs, well worth the stop even if you don’t need a bio break.

Did you guess it? Philo T. Farnsworth invented the television! And Rigby Idaho has a museum dedicated to him. We gave this one a miss.

On to Yellowstone.  The call of the wolf greeted us in late afternoon as we stopped by a stream to talk to an old geezer whose days seemed to consist of gazing upon grazing deer, bison, and snow covered mountains.  The only unfortunate part of this encounter is that Ian is now referring to geysers as geezers.

Amazing geothermal features with bubbling mudpots, geysers, and other wonders greeted us as we made our way to the Old Faithful Inn.  More to come.

boiling mud

Bublling Mud Pot

bison dung in boiling water

blue pool

howl of the wolf

2 thoughts on “Who is Philo T. Farnsworth?

  1. Yellowstone is on my life list of dream destinations. The bison dung photo just sealed the deal.

    So happy your trip is going well – I am following along and smiling with you!

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