Late June found us scooting through the Salmon National Forest from Idaho into Montana, climbing mountains amid lush trees, away — it seemed — from everyone else:
Critters didn’t even seem to be around, leaving empty watering holes…
…and quiet meadows:
When we spotted this sign, we knew we needed to stop in 11 miles and take a look:
…where this old building advertised “New and Used – Buy – Sell – Trade” but just what Conovers was dealing in isn’t clear:
Although today it looked to be doing a rousing firewood business…
…while all was quiet at the Wisdom Community Center:
We strolled through the open door of one of the few businesses but discovered it was a shop rather than a restaurant, so we apologized and promised to stop back after breakfast.
And what a breakfast! Bob’s traditional eggs, potatoes (with grilled onions and peppers) and toast at The Crossing looked scrumptious…
…but my scramble was equally awesome:
Neither of us could resist a blueberry pancake, and we ended up sharing one of the BEST we’ve ever had — see how thick this one is?!?
The small shop in the back of The Crossing offered some unusual items…
… including a couple of wall-mount cupboards, this one with a door covered in cowhide:
To walk off at least one or two of those calories, we kept our word and wandered back to the shop, where we perused merchandise, chatted with the clerk, and gave Ellen a chance to feel like a kid again:
Of course, it usually doesn’t take a big chair for that to happen 🙂