|First band of the afternoon, the Lil' Smokies|
We chatted about lots of different things on different occasions with these two. Sherry and David had just come from Yellowstone, where we are going, and they are heading to Glacier from whence we had just come. (WHENCE? Good grief, woman--speak English! says E.) Oh, I just had to throw that in there, I thought it sounded good, rolls right off the tongue, ya know? (Maybe yours, but not mine, laughs E.)
At any rate, here are our recommendations for Missoula in the short time we stayed there--four days:
1. Check out the Smokejumpers Training Center by the airport---it was interesting in our opinion and it's free!
2. Downtown Missoula has more brew pubs/bars/taverns than you can shake a stick at---fun looking places and bet they're fun on the weekends!
3. Jim and Mary's RV park---wonderful place to stay but not too family friendly--no pool, not much for kids to do, but full hookups, shady, big rig friendly, spacious, grassy green lawns, lots of pretty garden flowers and sculptures in contrast to the stark, dusty, dry landscape outside the park and just a really great atmosphere for a reasonable price, and great place for folks to stop by and stay for a few days while exploring the area.
4. Iron Horse Brew Pub--best food in town, a truly terrific meal, everybody loved their food choices--I had black and bleu steak with a blue cheese cream sauce, Eldy had great fish and chips and sweet potato fries, and they had great salads...McKenzie's Pizza (think I spelled that right) is another restaurant we checked out--good sandwiches and really cool atmosphere although we didn't try their pizza. Big, varied menu, reasonable prices, lots to choose from.....
And that's it for Missoula, folks! If we had stayed longer, we would have more to tell ya! We are heading today to Island Park, Idaho to the Buffalo Campground for four days....It's in the Targhee National Forest.....it's about a 300 mile drive. See you there!