Montana road trip

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  1. Larry M

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    We're here in Kalispell, 34 degrees with light snow but it's not sticking.
    It's suppose to rain for about 4 or 5 days off and on so I'll take pictures of the rivers and lakes when the sun is out.
    Frist picture Northern Idaho I-15, no cars, speed limit 80 mph.
    2nd picture gas prices at Butte, Montana .
    3rd picture, we always stop here for jerky.

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    I know that sausage place. If it is the one I have been to, it is outside of Lakeside. As you know, my brother has a vacation home there.
     
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    That's the one near your brother's place.
    We didn't make it last year to the Mexican restaurant in Whitefish hopefully this year.
     
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    Our favorite place in Whitefish is the Tupelo Bar and Grill. Best to have reservations and maybe a little pricey, but the food is great.
     
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    We'll probably go for lunch just my wife and myself. Maybe we won't need reservation. I'll give them a call, thanks.
     
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    Looks like it's more New Orleans style food now. Pretty pricey, probably will pass, thanks.
     
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    Glacier National Park was probably one of the prettiest places I have ever been. Whiteknuckling going to the sun road and hiking with bear spray like it would really help. You doing any fishing up there?
     
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    We was going to fish but they raised the license fee to $80 for a ten day one.
    The Road To The Sun is closed this time of the year due to the snow pack. We can drive as far as McDonald lodge. The west entrance is only about 40 miles from here.
     
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    It is more of a special occasion place for sure. The New Orleans and southern-style dishes are a draw for us, but the menu overall is pretty eclectic. I think you would be hard pressed to find elk meatloaf with huckleberry demi-glace in New Orleans. I don't think they are open for lunch.
     
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    Bummer. Lake McDonald still a nice sight although I’m sure the parking fees are still expensive for the park. Yeah I didn’t do any fishing near the flathead area but I insisted on taking the long way home and fished along parts of the Madison River just like the movie haha
     
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    That sounds nice. You can just pull off to the side of the road and fish.
    We have the Golden Eagle pass so we get to enter national parks for free. It pays to be old. LOL. Phone has the outside temperature at 21 degrees.
     
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    Good morning, this is why we live in SD. LOL
    Here's some info on Flathead Lake it's said to be the largest lake west of the Mississippi .

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    There's also another famous lake or (I should say infamous lake) just north of their near Whitefish. They had to change the name a couple of times, but it still has imho a controversial name LOL
     
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    I'll have to Google it. I'll ask at the desk about it.
     
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    And you think that you have it bad. LOL

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    We've never made the trip either. Years ago we bought a DVD of the drive. Probably will be as close as we will ever get to making the trip. LOL
     
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    Took yesterday off, the long drive caught up to me. Hung around our daughter's house, watched movies and we went back to the hotel to let the grandson swim and I sat in the jacuzzi.
    Today, Sunday, I went to the RV and boat place, both were closed on Sunday.
    Went to the Toyota dealership, closed on Sunday. I'll have to wait until they unroll the sidewalks on Monday. LOL
    I always stop by this classic car and hot rod dealership. Closed but I took these pictures through the window.
    Stopped at the farm and hardware store and found this item to make your own Slim Jim type jerky.

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    Went to Cabela's to get ingredients to make jerky.
    Costco had these pontoon boats $300.
    Nice out today high 40's.

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