I'd tell you what a yummy refueling stop Base Camp Cafe is, if I weren't so excited to jump right too our favorite activity of our trip to Montana:
A helicopter ride over Glacier National Park.
Mike, at Glacier Jet Center, is a master at his craft. The helicopter we were in was new, luxurious, and he commanded it like a champ. As we've been telling everyone who will listen, it was a thrill beyond measure to see our favorite place in the world from the air. If you are considering a visit to GNP, add this experience to your itinerary.
After our exhilerating ride, on our way over to East Glacier, we stopped by the Izaak Walton Inn for lunch. We've been there before and think it's about as cute as cute can get. This winter, we plan to Amtrak there in order to cross country ski. While there, we're already planning to gorge ourselves on as much huckleberry cobbler as we can. It was, if I remember correctly, the #MT6Pack's favorite dessert on our journey. However, Glacier Country, Montana crafted such an exceptional, hosted trip that it's tough to pick favorites.
Back to our journey.... Eyes glued to our SUV's windows the entire way, we made it to East Glacier and our base for the night, Glacier Park Lodge. The historic lodges of glacier are a "must experience" – at least once. What they lack in modern amenities is more than made up for by the story they tell.
Nestled up in the lobby sipping huckleberry margaritas, we were reluctant to leave for a bite to eat at Serrano's, Glacier Park's best Mexican restaurant. We were happy to find that our memory of wine-only margaritas was wrong. Silly us. If you need to get your south-of-the-border on while in the park, this is your place. And order a margarita. It'll have tequila... just like at home.
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