Our Great Falls, MT, visit ended this morning when the volts on our rebuilt alternator finally cranked correctly. Ferd is once again purring along. Knock on wood!
But, wait a minute. Instead of tapping our toes yesterday we took a ride around town. Loved this mural on one of the buildings downtown. Hope there’s no days like this fellow had in our near future. The closest we came so far to wildlife in Great Falls is the prairie dogs living in the field next to the repair facility.
But we did hunt down a super, nostalgic restaurant that I read about in a community newspaper. Fords Drive In on West Central Avenue now has our vote, along with Food Network Magazine’s judgment as the best burger in northwestern Montana. They use only fresh ground beef from local producers. Very good. Fords is also known for their shakes…..50 flavors, including Montana huckleberry, rum & coke and bubble gum. I tried caramel and Jerry had chocolate. Not too adventurous, but delicious.
The car hops run to your car. No wonder the smiling girl we had was so slim. It was a fun place to visit, especially for those of us who can remember when these types of “drive-ins” were a part of our youth. Just thought I’d share.
So anyway, about heading “North to Alaska” again. It was a short trip today, but one that got us on track again. We traveled north from Great Falls to Shelby, Montana, a meager 75 miles. Our general delivery mail was waiting for us at the friendly Shelby post office. We made sure to eat or throw out any produce, vegetables and opened meat tonight. Now we are poised for the 30-mile trip to the Canadian border tomorrow.
Take care everyone. See you down the road.