Museum of Idaho (Idaho Falls)

Destination #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

The Museum of Idaho is another wonderful museum that tells the story of the native peoples of the region and Lewis and Clark. This was a great last minute activity that we happened upon by chance and we're really glad we did.  There are beautiful displays that highlight the life and culture of the Native Americans, particularly the tribes that Lewis and Clark happened upon in their travels in the region.  There are … [Read more...]

Smitty’s (Idaho Falls)

Destination: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

If you are looking for a family friendly place for breakfast you won't do any better than Smitty's. They have plenty of stuff to please any palette. Eggs and such and all kinds of combos of pancakes, french toast, hash brown, you name it. Lot's of kid friendly stuff on the kids menu too. All five kids left with tummies full and big smiles... … [Read more...]

Tautphaus Zoo (Idaho Falls)

Destination #3: Idaho, Wyoming and Montana

We had time for one more short activity before heading home the next day so we decided to take the kids to the Tautphaus Zoo. Although I am not a fan of zoos at all (I liken them to animal prisons), most of the animals here were on the smaller side and didn’t look too unhappy. (Ever see swaying elephants and pacing tigers—you just know they are going out of their minds. Wouldn’t you if you were confined to a … [Read more...]