Friday, August 8, 2008

On the Road Again...

Last weekend me and Kenner went to BIG SKY MONTANA! The drive. Wow. We left and headed toward Salmon because Ken wanted to take the scenic route. (Isn't he romantic?) We stopped in Salmon for dinner and ate outdoors at a place called the Catch Pen. Take this as my personal recommendation- it rocked. I had the steak and a overly loaded baked potato. Yeah- I'm not afraid of a little cholesterol. Ken had clams in a lime tequila sauce that was heavenly. Our plates were licked clean and we were back on the road again. We had old outlaw country playing on Ken's XM radio and we saw tons of animals. Eat your heart out Yellowstone- this was WAY better. We saw weasels, deer, antelope, and (my favorite) big horn sheep! Right by the side of the road! Literally close enough to ram us. At first the sheep were a little shy, but they cuddled up to us after a few minutes.... see the pics if you don't believe me.

We settled in Friday night and spent all day Saturday exploring Montana. We went to a farmers market and the candy shop for some homemade fudge. We stopped at all the little shops along the way before heading home.

On our way home we decided to turn off for a history lesson about the Battle at Big Hole. Don't be fooled. There is no big hole. Before we got there I figured there would be a huge hole/crate and that's where all the warriors went to fight. Like down in the hole. Not so. Not so. The Nez Perce Indians had made camp along a river to rest and reunite as a village. While they were sleeping the white men came and killed nearly the whole village because they wanted the Indian's land. There was a small museum and gift shop there and.... a real tepee! That you could go in! I became an honorary Indian Squaw for the day. It was an awesome AWESOME trip.
Thanks, Ken!

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