Monday, August 2, 2010

from Spokane

No photos because I left my camera cable at home (used Mike's for Bozeman pix). The drive From Bozeman was longer than we had anticipated as most of western Montana is undergoing road repair. These chaps only have about 3 months to get everything done before the winter snows begin so there were diversions and slow-downs all along the way. The road (I-90) from Bozeman to Missoula is fairly boring; flat grasslands with irrigated agriculture from time to time. But after Missoula we pick up the Clark Fork of the Columbia River and it is gorgeous; pine forests, lots of aspen trees, gorges and valleys. I would take that road again any time. Since it had taken so long to get where we were going we didn't stop in Coeur d'Alene, but will definitely do so the next time. We are about to head out for dinner at a Thai restaurant that Mr. C found on his explorations. I'm interested to see how these Washingtonians "do" Thai.

Well, they did it very, very well. We went to Thai Bamboo and had a delicious dinner, including some Thai beer. Yummy all around. So now it's time to turn in, get a good night's sleep, and head to Portland tomorrow. More from there.


mary ann said...

Again, drive w/ care!

DAK said...

You find Thais everywhere and the food is always good. The only difference I ever find is more sugar and less heat the further into the hinterlands that you go, unless there is a Thai community where the restaurant is.

Used to be you couldn't really get bad Chinese food, even in Montana, but that dream is over.