For those who don’t know, Sarah and I drove her Saturn SW2 wagon from Alameda, CA to Madison, WI between 28 Jun 02 and 01 Aug 02. We drove north through CA, through Oregon and Washington. We caught the Idaho panhandle on our way to Glacier National Park. From Glacier we drove to central Montana before heading out Yellowstone National Park. From Yellowstone we drove south to Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, WY before driving north again to Cody, WY. From Cody, we drove east to the Black Hills of South Dakota. From the Black Hills, we drove to Watertown, SD, and then to St. Paul, MN. From St. Paul, it was a short jaunt to Madison, WIOn this page, as I have time, I’ll post little bits about our trip.
In that time, we ate at a large number of restaurants, and cooked a large number of meals ourselves at various campgrounds. However, the best food we had on the trip was found on the Blackfoot Reservation in Montana, in the town of Browning. The restaurant was named "Tres Hermanas" and was run, coincidentally enough, by a man who grew up on the reservation but now lived in Riverside, CA. The food was Mexican and just fabulous. If we’d lived closer, we would have purchased some of the salsa to take with us. We made a point of not dining at chain restaurants when possible, and the food at Tres Hermanas made that strategy seem really, really smart. Even better, was that the proprietor of the restaurant noticed that our car had CA license plates and struck up a conversation with us. We told him where we were going and he told us how to save an hour on the drive! Great food, friendly people, and local knowledge. What else could we ask for?