After living in Great Falls for 9 years (as of TODAY!), I finally made it to Choteau – why oh why didn’t I make the hour-long drive until now? It was awesome!
First, the drive: duh, of course it was beautiful – but especially the part between Fairfield and Choteau! Wide open space, Freezout Lake, some snow-capped peaks of the Front…heavenly.
Second: the Old Trail Museum in Choteau is amazing – dinosaurs, grizzly bears, A.B. Guthrie, “Old Sol,” Indian history, gift store, and ice cream parlor. And of course it wouldn’t be Montana if you didn’t happen to run into a friend along the way – and sure enough, our friend Stuart just happened to be working at the museum when we arrived!
Then it was off to a funky antique and collectible store on the main drag (Days Gone By?), and then some Italian sodas at a very cool coffee shop across the street called Bridges, and some gazing at the exterior of retro-cool Roxy movie theatre.
All in all: one of my favorite day-trips EVER. Can’t wait to go back. Click here to see more photos of the trip!