Whew!! The day at Great Harvest went really well. We met a selection of key directors and learned so much about the process of opening and running a bakery. If anything I feel less nervous about the process – the company provides owners with as little to as much support as one could possibly need, and I believe we are perfectly cut out for the job as owners
We should find out in the next 24 to 48 hours if we are offered a franchise and then the ball starts rolling and never stops! We saw a beautiful rainbow upon leaving Dillon, so I’ll take that as a good sign.
Between meetings we sipped coffee, hot tea and munched on a delicious trail mix!
I had 3 handfuls – heavily filled with M&Ms!
Bocker had a fun time playing in the bear nursery while we did grownup things
At noon we were treated to lunch as this darling cafe just around the corner called Sweetwater.
Janet recommended the HOT lemonade – freshly squeezed lemon mixed with hot water and sugar. It was DIVINE!!! Perfect for a cold rainy day. I got the lemon and Matt got the orangeade – (mine was better 😉 )
For lunch I had Dottie’s Blue Salad, romaine with teriyaki chicken, blue cheese, walnuts, tomato, cuc, parmesan, cranberries and Grape Nuts!!! It was fab. Blue cheese dressing on the side –
And a cup of homemade vegetable soup
Matt got the T3C – turkey with romaine and cranberry cream cheese on a cheesy bun. I stole two delicious bites (and gave him some salad bites in exchange)
Thanks to Dawn for being so good to us and making us feel so welcome these past few months!
And thank you to the rest of the team for the wonderful day!
Our drive back to Bozeman was long and kinda scary when we encountered a blizzard on a mountain!!
But in the valleys it was just wet and rainy and we made safely in less than 2 hours.
And headed straight to Aleworks!! We debated between Aleworks and Plonk, a swanky wine bar with a tempting menu, because both were highly recommended, but we decided on Aleworks for Matt’s beer craving. Per usual. I agreed that we could drink wine anywhere, but Montana local brews were coming to an end when we got on the airplane tomorrow.
The boy is obsessed with beer!
I ordered the Bayern Octoberfest, which was deliciously malty and sweet. Absolutely loved it!
Per our guidebook’s recommendation, we ordered the Bison Potstickers for an appetizer. And they rocked!! Best bison of the weekend.
In a mango chili sauce!
I drank my beer too fast and ordered another. Was just that kinda night.
And we made friends with our dinner neighbors!
For dinner I was craving salad #2 of the day. Can’t get enough salad after 2 days of meat! I got the Gallatin Salad with organic greens, goat cheese, veggies and a homemade dressing, served with blackened wild Alaskan salmon. Awesome. I ate it all!
Matt ordered the Bacon-Wrapped Bison Meatloaf, which was totally awesome. It came with an onion gravy, which I tried because of the Thanksgiving aroma. Big mistake. Onion breath = yuck.
After dinner we didn’t want our vacation to end. It was one of those "let’s think of something to do" nights. So we went out for dessert and wine to Plonk!
Loved the atmosphere
We asked our waitress which reds would go best with chocolate and she didn’t have a specific recommendation, so we went with a Zin and a Granache – half a glass of each. When you don’t want a whole glass, just ASK if they’ll do half (and then tip extra 😉 )
And that chocolate? Local artisan chocolates!
A dark sliver, an almond milk, a toffee, a raspberry champagne, and an Aztec (that tasted like pumpkin!)
Bocker’s feelin’ a little tipsy and took off his shirt and has been streaking around our hotel room!!
Better go lasso him in, cowboy 😉