We went to bed last night saying we’d just wake up when we wake up and see what we felt like doing at the time – either running or going to breakfast and hitting the road. I woke up at 6:30 and played on my computer until about 7:30 when I woke Matt up with the video Caitlin posted of the "i love you" Huskie 🙂
I really didn’t feel like running, but mostly because I was starving and wanted to eat breakfast and not because I didn’t have the energy! Matt’s simple response was "Just have a snack." Duh Kath!
So I snacked on a Glo-bar and was primed for running.
We ended up having an awesome run!!! It was 33* and no, the run didn’t leave me loopy, but it was a great loop itself through a nice neighborhood at the top of West Yellowstone. We ran about 4.25 miles, including a planned stop into a coffee shop!
Some iPhone fun –
Tracks to nowhere
Deserted frontier town
We had a free breakfast at our hotel, but I was on the hunt for some good coffee with foam. This is the new coffee snob that is emerging from me! The first coffee shop we read about in our guidebook was closed 🙁 but the second one was perfect!! Organic coffees and lots of foam. Score!
I got a medium coffee with steamed milk and some sugar-free English Nut Toffee. I actually prefer my coffee unsweet, but when there’s toffee flavor involved, I’ll order it.
We had ran to the shop so we walked back through town and enjoyed our coffees with breakfast
The hotel breakfast was just average so I brought out a packet of a fun cereal a blog reader sent me ages ago. I’ve been waiting for a day when traveling that I needed a lot of fuel – Rokit Fuel – to use this guy up.
It was rather calorie dense so Matt and I shared it – plus the addition of a bit more instant oats to bulk our halves up.
WIth about half a cup of hot water, it thickened perfectly. I couldn’t really taste much pumpkin or chocolate, but it was definitely better than your typical instant oatmeal packet. And apparently can be consumed by just adding cold water too.
Of course toppings were involved – half a banana, the top of a crumbled banana nut muffin, a tsp of cream cheese (got the idea from Jenn!) and some Barney Butter from a packet.
Just a smidge because Matt got most of it is his bowl.
We dined at the pretty wooden table in our motel room –
And had a lovely parking lot vista
I love vacations when you don’t have an agenda and can explore at leisure. We’re showering and packing up now and then setting out on the 3 hour trip to Dillon, hoping to stop at some of the mining towns along the way.
Lunch is unknown! Hope we can find somewhere with frontier charm.