After only a week of unpacking in Arizona, Conor and I flew up north for his sister, Marissa's, wedding! We spent a few days in Spokane & Spirit Lake before making our way to Montana. One afternoon in Spirit Lake was spent at the White Horse Saloon. This is one of the 3 bars on main street, and the Simpson Family's favorite. The bartender greeted us with $1 can of Hamms for the boys and small bottles of cooks with a side of orange juicefor the girls. Sometimes the bartender will give us glasses full of ice with straws as well. This we have dubbed as mimosas Spirit Lake style! Add in two orders of fried pickles (another Simpson family favorite) and you've got a perfect afternoon.
We left Spirit Lake on Sunday morning for a full week in Montana. Once you get off of I-90 it's a gorgeous drive to the Keenan's house on Flathead Lake. The ride was uneventful, but of course included a stop at M & S meats for some buffalo jerkey....mmmm so good! It was great to see Conor's family, as this was our first visit since we got married. I was officially a part of the Keenan family! This visit was my favorite yet.
One of our first nights there was spent on the Keenan's undeveloped property right on the lake. We got take-out from the Big Fork Inn (his family's restaurant) and brought a few bottles of wine. I was in heaven eating tootsie rolls (the most amazing appetizer the BFI offers) and drinking red wine with my new family.