You can call the hospital gift shop and they can put something together and have it taken to the room. Still pricey though.
I've only sent flowers once, but when I did, I was able to find an online code for proflowers.com and the price ended up being really reasonable... like 20-25$
I'm on the otherside of the state, but I drive through Colfax on my way to visit my grandparents in Grangeville. I think it is such a pretty area and Colfax is such a cute little town!
My SIL grew up in Palouse and loves it there... I hope you're able to find some friends there!
I did drink castor oil... yuck! I was 41 weeks, 6 days and getting desperate. Dd2 was born 18 hours later. Totally gross, but it did the trick... although I wonder if thats what actually got labor going or if my body was just finally ready. Hard to tell.