Good Fresh Food at Penny’s Gourmet

Today I had a noon meeting at Penny’s Gourmet to Go in downtown Great Falls, MT. I’ve managed to get in a bit of a habit when I go to Penny’s because I always, yes always, have one of her homemade soups. And, to continue the “always” haves, I have her homemade bread. It is simply my favorite fresh baked bread! Penny’s restaurant was started as more of a deli featuring “to go” foods with just a … Read more

Food – Wonderful Food

Now, I’ve been known to rave about food and that’s just what I plan to do here! Several friends and I recently dined at the Union Grille located in the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, MT. Oh my, what a treat. It was a chilly evening and we were a bit late for our dinner reservations, and we were hungry and tired. The wonderful ambience of the dining room soon began to mellow our attitudes and in … Read more

An Awesome 50’s Diner

Hungry again? Yup, and we stopped in at Wolfer’s Diner in downtown Havre to take care of that. It was just a bit after noon and we needed to be at the Amtrak depot in about an hour to catch the eastbound train that leaves Havre at 1:32pm. I told our waiter our schedule and he said it wouldn’t be a problem. We were just a block and half away from the depot but sometimes a lunch crowd can … Read more

Sundowner at Sage Safaris

When Sarah and Jake Dusek first told me about the Sundowners they were doing north of Havre I wasn’t sure what all it would entail. Patterned after an African-style event, a Sundowner is where you watch the sun set and enjoy beverages and finger foods. That sounded pretty good to me! We preceded the Sundowner with a game drive. Five of us and Jake traveled in his suburban around their farm in search of game. The … Read more

An Evening Cookout

Our trail ride to the weekly cookout at Pine Butte Guest Ranch was great – wonderful scenery, perfect weather and diverse terrain. We rode uphill, downhill, through trees and also across fairly flat land, finally arriving in a meadow where we could tie our horses to hitching posts and dismount. Some guests had taken the van to the meadow and they were patiently waiting. Pine Butte staff had the fire going and everything set up for supper. Traditionally, the ranch … Read more

A Perfect Setting at Pine Butte Guest Ranch

As we drive out to Pine Butte Guest Ranch west of Choteau, MT the terrain begins to change. When we turned west off US Hwy 89 a few miles north of Choteau, we saw the Rocky Mountains but the ground was still fairly flat. We are on the Teton Canyon Road, paved for most of the way as it follows along the north side of the Teton River. We cross the river and drive on the gravel … Read more

Charlie Russell Chew Choo

It’s time to try something different – riding the Charlie Russell Chew Choo dinner train. Five of us board the train about 8 miles out of Lewistown, MT. It’s a mixed crowd with some folks celebrating anniversaries, a few locals showing off Lewistown’s tourism attractions to visitors, travelers coming to the area specifically to ride the dinner train, and then we are joined by a busload of happy Canadians! What a fun bunch they are. … Read more

Grizzlies, Good Food and Much More in Dupuyer

Dupuyer, MT, located north of Choteau on US Hwy 89, hosts their annual Grizzly Day Saturday, August 2nd. You probably won’t see any grizzlies but Dupuyer is near prime habitat for these huge top-of-the-food-chain critters. Activities throughout Grizzly Day include Hands of Harvest artisans displaying their work, horse drawn wagon rides, a great variety of food, children’s games, Dutch oven cooking demos, a horse handling clinic, greased pig calcutta and the always popular Great Dupuyer … Read more