Monday, June 13, 2011

Snake Pit







Another weekend and a Sunday Adventure. Yesterday we drove east towards Idaho yet again. The first picture is lake Coeur D' Alene. It is flooding a bit and some docks are still under water. Still beautiful but the water is so cold that no one is out boating or jet skiing. At least on this end of the lake. The 2nd picture is of the mountains in Montana from the Mountains In Idaho. The 3rd Picture is Of the North Fork of the Coeur D Alene River near Bumble Bee Campground. The 4th picture Is the Top of the mountain Above Bumble Bee..The snow is still making one of our favorite mountain roads impassable. We had to back track and come back down the way we went up. HATE it when that happens.The 5th Picture is The Snake Pit. It's a snug little restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was a railroad layover, a mining town bar, a brothel, and a hotel at some points in its history...They Specialize in Buffalo Burgers, a great salad bar, and the best Huckleberry Ice Cream you've ever had.  The Snake pit Is a Favorite stop for locals and a place tourist and campers come back to year after year.  This little western  themed bar and restaurant also played a role in a award winning movie. This is the very same bar at which Pierce Brosnan sat and filmed a couple of scenes for the adventure movie Dante's Peak. Yeah, Pierce Brosnan, one of the Bond characters. Not the best one in my opinion. But still-- Pretty cool, right? If it was good enough for this movie...well, then that speaks for itself!

2 comments:

Beadwright said...

Yep looks the same. Miss this area a lot. Mike and I rode our bikes all over these mountains.
Nicole/Beadwright

Craftymoose Crafts said...

When I saw the title of your post--knowing what critters you could potentially come upon in your adventures...I was a little afraid to visit. Instead I was treated to gorgeous photography & wonderful memories. Not of the exact spot, but Buffalo Burgers & Huckleberry ice cream type memories!