July 28, 2017

by Kitty Wicklund July. 30, 2017 585 views

Montana - we finally had the much touted "broasted chicken"! I'm not sure what the cooking process is, but the chicken is coated and cooked and it takes at least 20 minutes to cook. It was delicious! So moist and juicy! We will be going back soon.

Our dining view of Big Arm

Our dining view of Big Arm

Jim with his basket of broasted chicken and potatoes

Jim with his basket of broasted chicken and potatoes

We were in downtown Polson and saw this old safe in the county building. The safe was produced around 1910 and weighs about 2,000 pounds. It's made of 3" thick manganese steel and has a timed combination lock. The safe was used in Lake County's Treasurers Office until 1995.

Last Tuesday we went to a new lake, Little Bitteroot Lake in Marion, MT. This is a small lake about 1 1/2 hours NW of Kalispell. We were in the water by 7am and it was a chilly morning, maybe 41*, but it warmed up nicely. The lake is 300' at its deepest and is crystal clear at 25'. We cruised around the lake exploring, trying out the trolling motor and doing a little fishing. We caught some smallmouth bass and rainbow trout.

Saw deer at the dam

Saw deer at the dam

Morning on the Little Bitteroot Lake

Morning on the Little Bitteroot Lake

A beautiful day on the water

A beautiful day on the water

Our take home catch from the Little Bitteroot

Our take home catch from the Little Bitteroot

We are meeting lots of fellow campers and pickleball players.

Here's a newsflash for those of you who know me - we took the boat to Lake Mary Ronan. So it's time to head in and Jim suggested I try to back the boat trailer in the water (I just cannot figure out how to back up a trailer) and I said OK, I was actually thinking of it - I will say there wasn't a line at the boat launch, so I had lots of time. So I get dropped off, get the Jeep and away I go. After a few attempts (and I didn't have to drive around and start again) I got the trailer in the water, Jim loaded the boat and I am so proud of myself!

There are several fires burning south of us. We haven't been impacted too much by smoke, but you can see the haze at the mountains. We're heading to Missoula on Monday to get a recall taken care of on the truck and we'll take advantage of being in town and look around and maybe shop. Did I mention The Raven has a walleye platter on Wednesday's at dinner time and we're planning to check it out. I'll let you know. Plus we're planning to hit some new lakes.

Until next time.

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Wick 3 years, 2 months ago

good pic of you in the boat mom!
keep finding all the best food spots (and days) so we know where we're going on which days when we come up there.
NICE WORK on the boat ramp with trailer!!!!!!!!

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