After breakfast this morning Matt and I set out on different journeys –
He went for a masculine freezing run and picked up the rental car (he actually ran there!)
(No way you could get me to run outside today!)
And I went to HOT YOGA! I found a studio just a half mile from our hotel and knew if it was possible to fit in a session I should. Ever since kissing Y2Yoga goodbye when we moved from North Carolina, traveling makes the perfect time to get in my fix.
The trek to the studio was SO VERY ICY!!! I nearly slipped on my back 10 different times!! The whole sidewalk was a sheet of ice.
It cleared up a bit as I got closer to town.
The town was very cute!
A few Tweeps recommended Hot House Yoga.
The class schedule was as follows:
9:30-11 – 26 postures of hot yoga (sounding eerily like Bikram…which I don’t like)
12-1:30 – Hot vinyasa
I desperately wanted to go to hot vinyasa because it’s by FAR the best hot yoga out there, but I knew timing wise it was 9:30 or never. So 9:30 it was. And was indeed Bikram. I don’t think officially because it wasn’t advertised officially as Bikram, but it was the same series. However, this class was the best I’ve been to of the Bikram style so I didn’t mind it. There was no commandments, no barking, a very friendly instructor and even a really awesome China gel applied to my shoulders! The studio was great and I would totally go back – esp. for a vinyasa class! Jennifer, the instructor, was awesome.
For clothing, I wore yoga shorts with yoga pants on top, a tank top with a running shirt on top, my boots, my coat, scarf, gloves and headband and wasn’t cold at all. Since I knew I would not want to walk home with yoga sweat in the cold, I brought a clean sports bra and actually went commando under my dry yoga pants and running top for the walk home after changing out of my sweaty clothes.
[Enter a wild blizzard adventure!!]
Matt and I set out looking for Hob Nob Café, which had been recommended by a few of you guys. The address that was listed upon Googling the restaurant was NOT correct! We walked back and forth (after a half mile chilly snow-filled walk) looking for it with no luck. We finally called the place (thank you smartphones!) and discovered it was at 531 Higgins St. We made the assumption that was North Higgins – which of course was wrong. It was South.
So after about 40 minutes of freezing walking, we finally gave up on Hob Nob (we intend to go back for breakfast when we fly out of Missoula) and went to the place that we were going to go for breakfast upon return instead: Catalyst! (Also highly recommended ; ) )
A GREAT choice – our lunches were fabulous!
Roasted Squash Soup with a Maple Crème Fraiche
Cherry Walnut Salad with Gorgonzola and Crusty Bread
But the real winner was Matt’s vegetarian sandwich:
Roasted Eggplant and Red Peppers with Pine Nuts and Goat Cheese
I had more than my share of bites!
After lunch we checked out of our hotel and paid our respects to the Missoula Great Harvest – getting ideas for the design of our space!
Next up we hit up the Good Food Store!! It was just like a Whole Foods – but even better! They had the largest selection of bulk bins I’ve ever seen!
We are planning two meals in our hotel room this week:
Microwaved Sweet Potatoes with Broccoli + Hummus and Sardine Salad
and the fancy one –
Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Spinach Wraps
The Grocery List
- Bread (the closest I could find to GH – we are SO PICKY about bread these days!)
- Trail mix
- Muesli (for overnight oats!)
- Sun-dried tomato hummus
- Smoked salmon
- Goat cheese
- Green pepper
- Baby spinach
- Sweet potato
- 2 oranges
- 6 bananas
- Almond butter
- Moose Drool ( <—very necessary!)
- Cowboy Coffee Porter
We’ve also just stopped at Safeway in Dillon for paper plates and bowls and peanut butter, both of which were too expensive at TGFS.
This has been the scenery on our journey to Dillon. It’s very very cold, but oh-so-beautiful!
We just checked into our palace. Will share it will you tonight!