Miss Hilda Tackles the Rockies, Heads to Missoula, Montana - and the Greatest Cheesebugers!

Day 21 & 22 (October 13-14)

I left Helena with a slight case of anxiety knowing Miss Hilda would have to cross the Rockies at the MacDonald pass! Not an easy thing for a 43 year old VW Bug to do!!!

MacDonald pass is a 6,299 ft high mountain pass in the Rockies here in Montana. And to get to Missoula, Miss Hilda would have to conquer it!

Miss Hilda slowly putt-putted in third gear, all the way, but we got through the pass and put the Rockies behind us!

Missoula, is a great college town, (University of Montana), with many museums, galleries, music venues and interesting shops.

But my favorite place is the Missoula Club - where they serve up the best cheeseburgers on the planet. I've tried them all - from fancy resturants to greasy dives. And the cheeseburgers at the Missoula Club rule.

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The Missoula Club isn't really a club, just a great old bar. Opened in 1890 and they've been seving it up ever since.

Ladies, don't wear your pearls and heels to the Missoula club. It's strictly a old-school, guy's bar. Nothing fancy. Come as you are.

The Missoula Club uses freshly ground Montana beef - never frozen. Handmade patties. Perfectly seasoned and with fresh onions. Presented on a paper plate. Simple. Perfect. Unforgettable.

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Fly, bike, run, walk or hitch it to the Missoula Club for the best cheeseburgers known to man.

And in Missoula, we found a street and an alley that contained a adorable group of old VW Bugs. Miss Hilda gave a "honk out" to all of them! We just wish they were running on the road again. Sigh.

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Now Miss Hilda is pushing onward to Ketchum, Idaho!

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