Road Trip 2018 – Day 2

I realize that my first post for this series was a bit on the light side in terms of detail and exciting adventure stories, but hey, you get what you get. 😉

One of the great pics we got today was a heard of buffalo. Pretty good size too. We think that they weren’t wild but were some ranchers whose land butted up against the roadway.

Today we drove from Idaho to Missoula (Montana) where we ate lunch at the Catalyst Cafe. The building was an old timey structure that was once something else and was nice serving time as a cafe. It was super cool seeing the old moulding along the edges and phones in the back of the establishment. The food was fantastic. My wife had a hero sandwhich and cup of clam chowder. She said both were delightful. I had a chicken-bacon club sandwhich and cup of tomato soup. The sandwhich was wonderful but the real rockstar was the tomato soup. It was literally quite possibly the best tomato soup I’ve ever had. I think the secret ingredient was butter.

For dinner we stopped in at the Great Northern Bar & Grill located in Whitefish. First of all, I need to explain that the GNB & G was like an actual Road House you would see in the movie of the same name. There were locals hugging, loud music, great food and beer nary a beard in sight. I was definitely overdressed in that regard. Oh, plus everyone wore a baseball cap and (I swear this happened) was eyeballing me for not wearing one. I’m sure I am just imagining this but it seemed that way. Finally, everyone we met was super nice. People in Idaho and Montana rock. Just sayin’.

We stayed the night in Columbia Falls.

Total miles driven and drive time was 397 miles/7 hours 51 minutes. We took the scenic route. We’re on vacation after all.

Here are a few pics in no particular order:

Peace be with you!

More to come…

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