It’s been a while since we last talked or rather it’s been a while since I have given you an update on where we are. Thanks for your patience, it is very hard to find good wifi in Montana. Usually we go to the local Starbucks to get a decently fast connection, but that isn’t always the case in Montana. We went to Kalispell’s Starbucks and we thought it was on a dialup network. OMG, it was that slow! So the hunt continued without very much success. But let’s get going and I will try and catch you up on our trip.
On our way out of Washington we stayed at a state park right off the highway. It was amazing, it had wifi, full hookups and 50amp to boot. Oh and did I mention it cost us $22.50. Wow what a steal. Washington is also where we found the most amazing blueberries every. They were the size of quarters and sweet, oh yes and they were organic.
Now onto Idaho. As we were just passing through we decided to give Walmart a try. We were a little apprehensive but it really wasn’t that bad. As a matter of fact it was just fine. And here is the kicker, the wifi was better than most of the RV places that we had payed for. I think one of the weirdest things is that we both took a shower the next morning before we left. So that means we took showers at Walmart. Oh my, Who would have guessed.
Now to Montana, where we stayed in Columbia Falls at Glacier Peaks RV park. Here we went to Glacier National Park, Kalispell, Whitefish and amazing boat ride with my friend’s mom and dad. Kathy and Rick. It was an awesome and beautiful scenic ride but I think what was also amazing was the stories that they shared with us about living in Montana. Albert will be writing about this in a later post. Don’t miss it. It still puts chills down my spine every time I think of what the two of them did and how they lived their lives in this wilderness and untouched country.
Kathy also asked us if we had visited the Blue Moon Saloon. She said if you want to see a real cowboy bar, this is it. Sadly we didn’t have time to go there for a beer or a bbq sandwich, which I was told was amazing. Another thing that she told me is if you really want to know about this place you will need to talk to Kacy…. Kacy, we definitely need to talk! Sounds like some good times. They have dancing and a rodeo in the back forty. This place looks like you could tie your horse up in front and dance the night away. Only in Montana! Yahoo!!!
Lets talk about the Montana Flathead Lake Cherries… Can you say the best cherries ever? And I mean ever! Albert and I tried to OD on these cherries. In the stores they were $2.50 a pound… Oh My, we bought two pounds a day I think, I don’t really remember because we were eating them like candy. Wow what a treat!
Another favorite of Montana is the huckleberry. They had road vendors that sold huckleberries but we found out that they aren’t cheep. They were charging $12.50 for a very small sandwich bag and $55.00 a gallon. OMG. No I just wanted to see one and try it. So we did, they were a little disappointing as they were half the size of a blueberry and they were a bit bitter. But I guess when you add a lot of sugar to them they would be good. So we passed on buying them but we were glad we at least tried them.
Cathy told us about an interesting story about the huckleberries here in Montana. She said that they are a favorite of the grizzly bears. So much so, that you have to fight the bears to gather the berries. Ok, folks……. No way am I going to get eaten for a bitter berry.
We also tried this meaty pasty meal that they sell in the grocery freezers. This savory treat is filled with ground beef, potatoes and onions, all wrapped in a flaky crust. They had them in beef and pork. They must sell a lot of them because they had a lot of them in the freezer case. I thought they were good but not great. I’ll go back to the cherries…lol lol
Now we’ve traveled down to Missoula where we did another overnighter in a Walmart carpark. We saw this coach in front of us with all his sliders open and it looked like he was set for the weekend. Albert looked up this coach and found it sells for $750,000. It looked brand new. Wow, but I have to say it was really a nice Walmart. The next morning we saw the expensive motorhome guy walking and playing with his dog in the lawn area, further implying he was there for some extended stay. Interesting!
That night we decided to go out to eat in the town of Missoula, We literally took the wrong turn and found this amazing quaint place called “The Depot” where we were able to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine and a nice meal. Albert’s appreciation for the place sky-rocketed when he found out they offered a cheese platter for desert. He was in heaven. We love Missoula.