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!!!
Glad you are safely in Dillon. Good luck tomorrow!
Love the thumbs down reflection in the window. What great pictures you guys have to remember such a wonderful journey!
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
I love your new jacket!! I especially love when kids sizes fit–one of the many benefits of being small 🙂
Good luck at Great Harvest tomorrow!!!!
I don’t usually comment but I must say that I am LOVING this trip’s recaps! Your playful and fun personality comes out in every post and it’s so nice to see your and Matt’s adventures!
Looks like a great time…best wishes to you both tomorrow! Cute shoes! What brand are they?
Daria @ Daria Can Cook says
A+ bargain hunting!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
Looks like your trip is just getting better. Good luck tomorrow. Enjoy the soak for your body aches.
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lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i love patagonia – i have actually never OWNED any of their fleeces but i like the way they look.
ellen eats beets says
you guys are seriously too cute. I am obsessed with Patagonia gear. It may be expensive, but it lasts for soooooooooooo long!
Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness says
What fun! The all day photo shoots continue 😉
Nice job scoring the jacket, and GOOD LUCK tomorrow @ GH!
Organic Ashley says
It has been sooo much fun reading these blog posts about Montana. It looks like you had such a fun romantic time. I am absolutely in love with your new camera. You did such a great job eating healthy on this trip. You are totally my idol when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. 🙂
Patagonia outlet!!! ahhhh =) LOVE the color! Great find!
Mama Pea says
Whatdya mean “makes him look even more like an ape?!?!?” Those are words that hurt. 🙁
Again, best of luck with Great Harvest. And I agree your veggie plate looks much more appealing to me than the steak. I like my steak much more well done than that one looks!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Good luck today!!
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
It looks like you guys had the town all to yourselves — awesome! lol Cute jacket; Matt’s burger looks sooo good.
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
What an adorable coat! That will be perfect for chilly nights and upcoming cool weather.
Sounds like the perfect afternoon and evening! 🙂
That sunset is beautiful! When Jas and I went to Boone, I loved having a hot tub in our room because you didn’t have to worry about carrying your items from one place to the next, and it was a good way to soak my feet after a day of sight seeing!! Have fun 🙂
I have definitely bought a kid’s size jacket for the same reason before! Hey if it works, then why not?
Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) says
Very cute jacket!
I love when I can buy kids stuff – sometimes I can get kids shoes – much cheaper and often just as cute.
love the model on the bench shot!
and also on the prime rib. YUM. the boy brought home a giant cooler filled with grass fed cow cuts from his uncle’s farm. i see roasts in my future.
i love being able to shop in the kids section. it is one of the few benefits of being small, so i’ll take it!
Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life says
I love all the model pictures!! You are both way too cute!!! I also shop in the kid section 🙂
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
Good luck with Great Harvest today! i haven’t worn a kids size since, well… i was a kid. Patagonia stuff is great though! Enjoy!
great steal on the fleece! i do the same thing – the kids larges usually fit perfectly and are SO much cheaper.
It’s so beautiful there!
good luck today, ill be crossing my fingers for you!
such cute pics! good luck with great harvest! have fun while you’re there!
Paige(Running Around Normal) says
That jacket’s adorable! That’s great you got it at such a great price, too! Looks like you guys continued to have a great time! Good luck and have fun tomorrow:)
My husband and I thought we were the only anti-onion couple. We do have friends who actively promote them to us we snicker at all of the pro-onioners.
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pics are great! looks like you had a fab time 🙂
Looks like you guys are having a really great time–love all the pictures!
i actually got the teal kanzi fleece when i went to the outlet!
That is a HUGE steak! I can’t wait to hear how the Great Harvest stuff goes, good luck 🙂
I just wanted to say that your camera was probably the best innvestment ever. The pictures are so amazing. I want one!
That’s a huge steak! I agree that the veggies are a little bit more interesting 😉 How can you not like onioooon 😛
Love the jacket. Kid’s sizes are my saviour. My north face is a kids size, I buy kid’s sweatshirts and before my exercising days I’d buy kids sneakers. Sometimes it pays to be a wee one 😉
Love the violet jacket. And it looks like it fits perfectly. What a sharp eye!
BTW, that spicy burger is making me hungry.
I ? your kids fleece. You guys look like you’re having fun out there in the wild. 😉
Um, that question mark above is supposed to be a heart. I do not question your fleece. I love your fleece.
The Healthy Apple says
I love the Patagonia….great color, Kath!! Good luck tomorrow at Great Harvest…can’t wait to hear all about it…
Enjoy yourselves and have fun!!!
I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, without commenting…but I really wanted to say how much I enjoy reading about your life and looking at your photos. You’re so beautiful and always look so happy and full of life!
Have a wonderful week!
faith in food says
best of luck to the both of you tomorrow! although im just a reader i am just so amazed at how much the both of you have accomplished and how you continue to follow your passions and go after your dreams!!
have a “beary” lucky day 🙂
also, challenge for matt…gluten free bread that tastes good 🙂
Love your blog. I’ve heard alot about it! Seems like your having a great time. I like the fact that you eat meat – not that I have anything against Vegetarians/Vegans mind you!!! – no,not at alllll.
I am not a carnivore by any means and rarely eat red meat…but I enjoy my chicken and occasional steak fillet – and I see so many blogs with no meat…that it makes me wonder if I’m doing something ‘wrong’. Although like I said, I love tofu, and veggies’ and oatmeal and pastas so it’s all good :). I’m not eating burgers everyday either 🙂
I just started my own blog, and love to write…I wish I could make it my career. If you have any advice/help to give, I’d love to hear it! You have lots of experience I see 🙂 Thanks!
Thanks for your comment!
Ditto! Meat is one of the most nutritious foods, so I think it’s ideal to have every now and then.
Lol, Montana Trout isn’t actually all that great 😉
Jamie @ Food in Real Life says
A delicious mint from the mint basket… LOL! I don’t think i’ve ever considered those “delicious” but hey, maybe I’ve been too hard on those little guys!