SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 (Sunday)
Happy birthday Tiffany!
This morning Michael got up and went down to the front desk area and got us some breakfast. We decided to be lazy and wait until almost check-out time before we left. We told the housekeeper that when she knocked on the door. Michael had to repack the Prius to accommodate giving Peter a ride. A challenge to say the least. He really should have been an engineer. Everything fit perfectly.
We left the room around 11:30 AM and headed to the University of Montana to get our nephew, Peter. What a lovely campus, and very compact. We telephoned our nephew and met him outside Miller Hall. Been a long time since we’ve seen him. Such a nice looking young man, looks so much like his mom and dad.
We weren’t sure where we were going to go for lunch but when we saw Hooters, that was it. Michael had been wanting to go to one for quite awhile, and Lexi did too, so there you go. Peter had been there before. It really wasn’t much different than the Buffalo Wild Wings place we had gone to in Twin Falls – loud music, different sports playing on the televisions, short sports items on the wait staff, and lots of greasy food.
Our server was Alexa. She was excellent (and very pretty). Peter opted for the club sandwich, Lexi had a chicken burger, and Michael and I ordered a cobb salad. We also got an order of fried pickles. Each of us got a soft drink. The fried pickles arrived quickly and were very different from the ones we had before. I preferred these. You could actually taste the pickle. Peter said his sandwich was good, Lexi liked hers, and our salads were good and filling. I just wanted away from all the grease (except the fried pickles).
After lunch we headed to a place that Beth C. had commented about on this blog. Great tip. She said it had great home made ice cream. It’s called The Big Dipper. It was funny because Peter said it was a good place to go when we mentioned going for ice cream. Peter, Lexi, and Michael were all boring and went with their standard variation of chocolate. I won by going with the huckleberry ice cream. Excellent.
If you saw “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman, you’ll recognize the scene:
We drove Peter back to campus and dropped him off. Was sure good getting a quick visit in with him. Such a nice young man.
It was all about the drive again. It’s about 170 miles to Coeur D’Alene from Missoula. The drive was beautiful. We got into the lovely, lush trees again (like on Vancouver Island). We saw many huge nests that we think are eagles nests.
We got to our resort and checked in up above the hill. After check-in, we drove to our building and went up the elevator to our home. It is beautiful. Three bedroom, fireplace, lovely kitchen with a huge refrigerator with an ice maker, all the bedrooms have televisions, two couches, and a covered patio. We’re the end unit so we have an absolutely stunning view. Loving it! Thank you Nancy!
We’re not going to do anything the rest of the night. It’s too far to go into town so we’ll just eat NutriSystem and a potato, maybe some wine. Hope your day was great!