Saying Goodbye to an Old Favorite: Last Dinner at Lighthouse
The Lighthouse was one of our favorite places to eat after a long day hike in beloved Glacier, a great finish to many wonderful days shared with friends.This eating establishment had been for sale for a while, with no takers, so the owner's son purchased it and plans to turn it into living quarters for a summer home. The last day will be New Year's Eve.
So, of course, we had to say goodbye with a final meal, which wasn't an easy thing to do. Katie called in October and already the slots were booked for large groups. Finally, the owner found one day where he could accommodate 10 people: Dec. 13. We had hoped for a weekend so that we could fit in a hike ahead of time, but no such luck. But that didn't deter the gals who had to make it a long day after work.
We did have a half hour wait in the bar, giving us time to visit and look at the few remaining wood carving pieces the owner had left in the showcase--not many at all.
So 10 of us headed up at 4:45 for a laughter-filled dinner of chicken, halibut, walleye, blue-cheese steak, apple walnut salad with salmon and mud pie for dessert. Everything was wonderful, tender and perfectly done. Doris, who is from Valier and Christi, from Conrad, reminisced about the restaurant. Christi remembered how popular it was for prom dates. And Kuntzie snagged a menu as a souvenir.
Then on the way home, we were treated to the Geminid meteor shower, the best of the year, the comets streaking past our front window until we arrived back in Great Falls at around 10 p.m.
Goodbye, old friend, we will miss you after the trail.
Who went: Christi, Mary S, Kuntzie, Maria, Deb, Roni, El, Sue, Doris, and Katie