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Helena, Montana

I never thought I would find myself spending a lot of time in Montana, if any. Well, I did. This trip took me to Helena. I had to look it up on the map to find where it was! What a gorgeous area. Climbed to the top of Mount Helena, which is 5468 feet above sea level. No wonder I had a hard time catching my breath. The hike was worth the view from the top!

The climb took about 50 minutes and the descent took about 30 so I was hungry! Being Labor Day the downtown, named Last Chance Gulch, was pretty quiet. Decided to stop at the Quarry Bar & Grill. Had a big glass of lemonade to quench my thirst and peruse the menu. I chose the Fish Tacos off of their Recession Section. Good choice.

The two tacos were made with battered cod, coleslaw, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar and jack cheese on a flour tortilla, served with tortilla chips and salsa. All this for $6.95! Funny that three out of the 5 people in our party ordered these and polished them off. One companion had the French Dip with a side salad and polished that off while the other companion had the Reuben and sweet potato tots and took 1/2 home for dinner! They both seemed to enjoy the Bozone Amber Ale, made at the Bozeman microbrewery.

I would say that the lunch hit the spot after the long hike up the mountain and back. Hopefully next time more places will be open to try!

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