Huckleberry Snack

Last fall, Hubby took me on a trip, so I could see our son’s old stomping grounds. We flew into Spokane, Washington, rented a car and drove to Spokane Valley. We made a little pit stop to our son’s old residence. The apartment building looked pretty nice – new siding had been installed since my husband’s last visit. Then we headed to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which is about a 25-minute drive.

We quickly checked into our hotel and went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful town of Coeur d’Alene along the way. The downtown area was busy with people exploring shops or going to dinner. After we stuffed ourselves, we went back to the hotel to get some rest. The next day we would head to Whitefish, Montana, so we could explore Glacier National Park.

The next morning, we made a stop at Lake Coeur d’Alene. We were “up with the birds,” seeing as the seagulls were the only creatures to greet us! We took Interstate 90 eastbound to St. Regis, Montana and enjoyed seeing the beauty of the mountains towering above us. Soon we were surrounded by patches of fog that obscured our view. When we got closer to St. Regis, the fog had lifted, and we started seeing billboards advertising huckleberry malts at various cafes. When we entered the small town, we saw a Betty Boop statue in front of Winki’s Diner. When the hostess greeted us, she informed us that their malt machine was broken. We decided to stay and enjoyed delicious hamburgers and fries instead.

Highway 135 lead us to Plains, Montana, where we headed north on Highway 28. The landscape slowly began to change to rolling hills, with mountains off in the distance. It seemed as if we were traveling at a fast speed, but I didn’t mind. I felt we were quite alone amongst the tumbling weeds.

A sense of calm enveloped us when we stopped to admire Flathead Lake, which is 28 miles long and 15 miles wide. The towns of Kalispell and Whitefish were not far off now.

We stayed at Pine Lodge, which is located on Whitefish River. After checking in and locating the pool and game room, it was time for dinner. We walked along the river path towards downtown to find a bar/restaurant, which seemed to be a favorite spot of the locals. When we left to walk around town, an ice cream shop was a small distance away. We headed towards the shop to find plenty of huckleberry ice cream. It was a nice spot for a huckleberry snack!

Stay tuned for the next day of our journey.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Good things come to those who wait. ~Violet Fane


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