Chief Looking Glass
While we were in Missoula we had a blast in town. There was so much to do. We could've stayed longer.
We drove the 20 minutes into town to get the lay of the land and visit Highlanders. They were having an Oktoberfest with German food and music. Steve loved the beer and the sausages were great. Unfortunately the music was starting just as we were leaving.
We went out for wings and then to a movie and then called it a night. This patriotic truck was parked out front.
Of course there was pie! We did devour a slice in Lee's honor. Geez, what we do for friends! :-)
Some fall veggies, homemade cookies and cheese we brought home.
This was a small farm that really had a lot going on. Music, 4-H fundraiser, pumpkins, etc.
They had a great shop where you could veggies, fruits, meats etc.
This cute little guy was welcoming everyone.
Pumpkins everywhere! All colors and sizes.
We loved seeing all the animals. Makes us miss our farm some. Just some.
We so much fun today! The weather was perfect too.
We also looked forward to the Smoke Jumpers Center. I heard there was a great film and information about smokejumpers but they were closed for the season. Too bad. It's great to be a fulltimer in September and October. Kids are back in school, empty campgrounds. We love it. But there are many places that close down for the season. So we miss out sometimes. Also some of the services may close in the campgrounds. Water is shut off for the season so it doesn't freeze and some loops may be closed as well.
A Carousel for Missoula. It took 4 years to create and opened in 1995. There is also a playground in the park right next to the river. It's $1.50 to ride but for seniors (55 and up) it is half price. What a deal for us seniors!
There were miniature carvings of some of the horses and a dragon story to go with it.
Oh, what's the difference between a Merry-go-Round and a Carousel you ask? Nothing.
Spicy Drunken Shrimp and Quesadillas.
One last visit to Big Sky on the way home and our busy day is over.
One more day left with some hiking. There is a dusting of snow expected overnight on the mountains but not down at our elevation. Looks like we'll be ok for a couple more days.