Red Lodge, Montana
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I believe I have said this before – but visiting Red Lodge, Montana is one of my favorite vacations. If you have never been – you REALLY need to go.
When we got into town the first thing we did was stop by the local brewery. They have awesome micro brews. I obsess over the Helio Heff – I love the wreck sandwich – ham, turkey, roast beef, provolone, banana peppers, lettuce, mayo and mustard – it was heaven.
We left stuffed and so happy to finally be in town. We hit the grocery store and went up the mountain to the house. The weather on memorial weekend is historically rainy and on the cold side. This year we got in town to 8 inches of snow on the ground, and an additional four falling overnight! No complaints – it’s gorgeous with snow!
We woke up Sunday morning to more snow! We went into town for lunch and ate at this place called the red box car. It’s basically a drive up restaurant – one of those hole in wall places that makes the best burgers in town!
I had the taco salad – made with fritos – freaking delish! Mike had the double cheeseburger. I also had a root beet float – I almost cried it was so good. I haven’t had frozen yogurt in YEARS – it tends to make me pretty sick so I avoid it. Milk allergies are the worst.
While we were in town – I HAD to buy my favorite treat on earth – chocolate covered cherries. These are the best ones I’ve ever had – the Montana Candy Emporium has every possible kind of old fashioned treat! I ate half a pound of these… oops.
Mike spent the afternoon shooting targets while I was inside reading… ok, and having another helio heff beer!
Mike brought back flowers for me! Hand picked! No idea how he found them under all that snow, but it was cute – and he was so proud that he found them!!
I was inside on the phone with my MIL – Mike was sitting outside on the deck, reading a magazine, and listening to music – Before I know it he’s jumping up and waving his arms to get my attention. Sure enough I bear just comes walking up the driveway and right up to the house – like he was coming over for lunch!
It took a while before the adrenaline wore off! We did many other things I haven’t mentioned now. But, we had a ball. Red Lodge is a wonderful small town, everyone is so nice – the food is good, the beer is good. And when the weather is nice there are a million places to hike.
What did you all do for memorial day?
…Now, I’m off to clean out our kitchen cabinets for the installation TOMORROW! I feel like I have waited forever for this!!