GiG Gets Pinched by HiPo; Unlucky at Shake-a-Day; But Snowshoeing Fun, Shopping, Camaraderie Prevails
Leaving Great Falls @ 4:00 we rushed through Vaughn receiving a $55 speeding ticket from a very cute MT Highway Patrolman. Arriving in Seeley Lake at 6:30 Mary had a delicious homemade soup dinner w/coconut cake for dessert waiting for us. We headed to bed looking forward to a relaxing morning awaiting the arrival of Susan & June. Getting word from June that her husband was having heart issues sadly, Susan & June cancelled. We then had a delicious breakfast of French Toast made by Kuntzie. (Best French toast ever!) Heading out around 11:00 we hiked four miles on the canoe trail. We had blue skies, no wind, and a narrow trail. It was gorgeous!
Returning to town we stopped at the Coop for “Shake-a-Day” & a beverage. Leaving as losers we headed home having h’dorves & cocktails. After 2 hours of great gossip we sat down to a delicious salmon dinner, twice baked potato, asparagus & a salad. We then played Codename & Pip! Mary & Kuntzie were great coders & Gail is a fabulous Pip! We headed to bed around 10:30.
The next morning we woke up to eggs, bacon, & toast. (dreaming of the French Toast) we had full bellies! Around 12:00 we hiked to West Fork of the Clearwater road for 4 miles which was beautifully groomed for us. We ran across several snow mobilers that were very kind & considerate. A few of us took off our snowshoes & walked to the car.
We then went shopping downtown Seeley. Sue & Kuntzie helped out the economy of Seeley Lake. Then on to refreshments at the Coop. Once again we were losers @ Shake -a-Day. Skipping the quilt store we headed home for showers & h’dorves! While practicing face plants we witnessed 4 deer walking across the lake toward our house, they were very cautious.
At 6:00 we went to dinner at the Double Arrow. Cosmos & wine started us off w/ salads & steaks. It was the best! After a remediate math lesson, we paid our bill.
We finished the day with cinnamon whiskey Alpines & some funny old times stories.
Rising Sunday morning, we had Jeanne’s Strada which was devine!, We stripped the beds & split. Without a visit by the Highway Patrol we made it safe & sound to Great Falls by 4:00!
1.Sauté onion with spices, taco seasoning, and green chili. 2.Add chicken stock, corn tortillas and diced chicken, boil 15 minutes. Add tomatoes and cheese, simmer 30 minutes. (If not creamy enough, add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 pint heavy cream and simmer 30 more minutes. (I typically add 1/2 the amount of heavy cream.) (NOTE:I have made it w just broth wo heavy cream and queso)