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Greetings from the land of potatoes
« on: October 08, 2023, 09:34:19 PM »

Hello all. Have been lurking and browsing this forum for some time now but never got around to creating an account. I've lived in Idaho for most of my life, (we have cool mountains and beautiful scenery here, shhh just keep pretending we only have potatoes here.) However, I was born just north of this state in Montana. Every road trip I went on would always occupy my time by looking at the signs on the side of the road (and of course overhead in more urban areas  :-P.) Glad to be here!
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2023, 09:36:16 PM »

What is taters precious?
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2023, 09:47:26 PM »

Welcome from the Old Dominion!
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2023, 09:55:21 PM »

Welcome from the Centennial State!

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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2023, 07:28:33 AM »

Welcome from Massachusetts!
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2023, 02:21:27 PM »

Happy to have some more Idaho representation on the forum!  And representation from the mountain west region in general.  Welcome from Chicagoland, which has plenty of representation on the forum (not to discourage more Chicagoland roadgeeks from joining, though)!
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2023, 02:43:33 PM »

I have only been in the (narrow E-W) northern part of Idaho (flew into Spokane). I've driven on I-90 all the way across and about 20 miles into Montana, and I've been on US 95 between Couer d'Alene and Sandpoint. Took US 2 from Sandpoint back to Spokane. Very pretty up there.

I don't know what climate is needed for potatoes to grow, and I know Idaho is huge. My guess is I was too far north for that?
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2023, 04:42:29 PM »

Welcome! I grew up just outside of Salt Lake City. Been through Pocatello many times.

I don't know what climate is needed for potatoes to grow, and I know Idaho is huge. My guess is I was too far north for that?

Potato land is the Snake River Plain in the southern half of the state:

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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2023, 04:46:21 PM »

I have only been in the (narrow E-W) northern part of Idaho (flew into Spokane). I've driven on I-90 all the way across and about 20 miles into Montana, and I've been on US 95 between Couer d'Alene and Sandpoint. Took US 2 from Sandpoint back to Spokane. Very pretty up there.

I don't know what climate is needed for potatoes to grow, and I know Idaho is huge. My guess is I was too far north for that?

Plenty of potatoes are grown just to the west in Central Washington. The area around Othello in particular.
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2023, 08:19:56 PM »

Welcome from Ohio
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2023, 08:40:32 PM »

I've visited Idaho a lot, especially for the hot springs concentrated in the middle of the state. The multiple flavors of state route markers are interesting as well.

Good to have you on board.
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2023, 03:37:58 PM »

Welcome!
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Re: Greetings from the land of potatoes
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2023, 04:03:01 PM »

Welcome! Idaho is one of my favorite states to road trip in.

 


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