June 20, 2019 Day 12
Side Trip Miles Travelled 39.4 to St. Regis and Back
Road Trip Pause Day and Another Sleep at Quinn’s Hot Springs, Paradise, MT
No Tennis Today
The view today is grey, rainy and 50ish chilly (for me). These kind of days make me want to stay under the covers and just read a book. The prospect of soaking in the hot springs, though, seems as good as a warm
The minerals in the pool give off a sulfur smell that isn’t strong, but is noticeable.
The rain has let up and we thought we’d take a walk along the river. The path leads to nowhere and flowers are waist high. We walk up on the road in front of the cabins instead.
After some writing time in the room, we decide to head back to St. Regis for lunch and to check out the antique store and huckleberry shakes.
We choose the Frosty Drive In and order Buffalo Burgers, Onion Rings and Huckleberry milkshakes. A ripoff at $12 each, these burgers were dry and small. A disappointment. The onion rings and milkshakes were done right.
The Place of Antiques had rooms and rooms of furniture, jewelry and old stuff. Bub gets an interesting blue glass cowboy hat ashtray. He has a pretty big collection of cowboy hat ashtrays, mostly copper ones. This blue glass one was the only one they had—we are lucky, once again.
It’s still raining as we drive the scenic byway back to Quinn’s.
A hot soak is in order. Most of the people we meet here are from Coeur d’Alene since it’s only an hour an a half down the road. We talked with a couple who lives there, but he had been born in Tucson and lived there through high school. He and Bub did some reminiscing about Tucson’s good ole days.
We go back to our warm room and have a picnic for dinner with cheese and crackers and salami paired with a good bottle of Shiraz wine from Walla Walla.
Life is good and we sleep soundly.