Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dining, Wallace and Wolves

On one of our off days from biking we headed up to Coeur d' laine. When we are traveling some times we like to find a triple D restaurant.  One of the ones that were featured on the Food Networks  show Diners Drive Ins and Dives. We knew there was one here so we checked it out.

It was called Jimmy's Down the Street and the food was great.

I had the chicken and dumplings which was amazingly good. Dave had the John Wayne, can you see the size of that sandwich. It was a heartburn special, fried chicken, fried bacon, fried onion rings, fried pickles and all the trimmings. He said it was good but it did give him heartburn so he paid the price.

On one of the days we drove to Wallace, its an old mining town where the movie Dante's Peak was filmed. This building held a small train museum.

Inside the old ticket window was still intact but alas there was no one to sell me a ticket.

The old routes were still visible ont those clipboards and a replica of the town was on the table.

Wallace even has its own space ship, so we had to check that out too.

I am a big SciFi and fantasy fan so I couldn't resist the opportunity to climb aboard.

The last place we went was in Cocolalla Idaho, to a place called Wolf People. Its a wolf educational facility where they raise Timber and Arctic Wolves. They had pups and adults and a wonderful tour that we took. I think the pictures will tell you how much I enjoyed this experience.

I This is Mike the wolf handler who conducted our tour.  I have a ton of more wolf pics but I think I will just put them on flickr. Check back in a couple days, this will be the link


  1. I am so jealous of your encounter with those wolves!
    Looks like you had a great time all around. Loved reading about your vacation.

  2. Wow, I can't believe that you too handled a wolf! It really looks like you had some fun...I like your description of the restaurant meal, and that John Wayne sounds like something else! xoO

  3. OMG! OMG! That is a HUGE sandwich. Kudos to Dave for eating it all. Kate, those pics of you with the wolf pups are a treasure. You look so happy! I wanna hold a wolf puppy and get wolf kisses too!

  4. WOW!
    Looks like you had an adventurous time :]
    Take care, always a pleasure to visit your site... thanks for sharing.

  5. You have some great experiences!
    This looks like FUN!

  6. WOW....you're so lucky that you got to handle those wolves. I LOVE wolves...they are my totem animal. How very special for you!

    YEP...that John Wayne special was definitely heartburn waiting to happen. lol

    Great pics and post, Kate!


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