We arrived in Dillon this afternoon and checked into our hotel. Since we were about a mile from the downtown and the weather was warmer here than in Charlotte, we decided to walk!
And we walked straight to the Patagonia Outlet!
After about 45 minutes of browsing and trying on jackets and fleece, I came out with an awesome steal. I really wanted what we call in our house a "Kanzi Fleece" because Kanz has a furry black one that he’s had since college that makes him look even more like an ape. I tried on all of the adult ones and had a teal one picked out for $87 and couldn’t decide if I really "needed" it or not. And then I decided to try on a kids’ sized jacket that I liked on a whim and realized that the kids’ larges fit perfectly!! And unlike the women’s, they were only $49. Sweet! Happy early birthday to me!! Thanks to my mom for the gift!!
Too bad it wasn’t colder. I was HOT walking around in it!
I also got a cute camisole for $5
The town of Dillon was quaint – and filled with saloons and bars!
And we found Great Harvest!!
And we found our dinner spot – which was CLOSED on Sundays! BOoo! Since the entire town seemed shut down, we set out on a hunt to find a new dinner spot.
Our back-up recommendation was a bit far to walk, so we walked a mile back to the hotel to get the car. After an hour of walking, my legs were tired!
We discovered the most beautiful mountain sunset along the way
And we found dinner – at the Lion’s Den, a good old fashioned steakhouse
We were seated with a pitcher of water -
Gotta love the deer placemats!
And a pleasantly impressed local brews list
Now I had been saying ALL DAY how much I wanted a juicy glass of red wine at dinner. But the wines by the glass were listed as "merlot" and "cabernet" so I figured we were in beer country and I should partake in the good old bubbly brews instead of a glass of red.
I ordered an amber lager from Missoula by Bayern
And Matt got more of that delicious Moose Drool!
And later in the evening, a Pigs Ass Porter, which we shared.
Vegetarians beware – huge steak ahead!!
Nothing on the menu was jumping out at me (I’m still waiting to see Montana Trout on the menu!) and I decided to go with a Petit Prime Rib with veggies, a roll, and a baked potato.
Petit I think not – this guy was HUGE!! Like my two hands put together!! It tasted good, but I was more interested in the veggie side of my meal. I had about 5-6 smallish bites and Matt finished off the rest.
My sides were a baked tater, steamed veggies and a wheat roll. I ate most of this plate sans some of the tater
Which I doctored with some whipped butter and sour cream
Matt got a spicy burger with sweet potato fries and polished off them all!! I had a bite of each – delish.
We were not fans of the onions on the side!
I wasn’t hungry for dessert at all, but I did want something sweet. I settled for a delicious peppermint from the mint basket.
We got home from dinner before 8PM and aren’t sure what’s next on the agenda. Going to a saloon was discussed and rejected due to our big day tomorrow (I think I was the one doing the rejecting though!) There is a hot tub in this hotel, so we might go soak in that after covered probably close to 8 miles on foot today and a lot yesterday too.
Can’t wait to get to Great Harvest tomorrow!
HAPPY 24TH BIRTHDAY TO LARBS!!!