Ever since we knew we would be passing through Livingston, MT we had dreamed about returning to Gardiner, MT and Mammoth Hot Springs, YNP to see familiar places and faces from our summer sojourn there back in the summer of 2017. The drive south through Paradise Valley was just stunning, as it always is.....
.......we were home around 3:30 pm, and making plans to meet Claude and Gail for dinner initially at Neputune's Taphouse & Eatery (Yelp gives the 4.5 stars) at 6:30 pm, which ended up being a mistake....when we arrived they were packed (on a Tuesday night?) with an hour wait. We then checked with several other options and found all the best restaurants in town were packed with waiting times up to 2 hours....doh! Ultimately, we headed to Katabatic Brewing Company which serves brews only, but you can order in from Fiesta en Jalisco (where we ate Monday night). We found a couple of tables open there, and settled in after ordering some brews and some food from Jalisco's.....the Katabatic Burger for TLE & I (we split it again).....Claude and Gail got their Quesadilla with chicken.....the food, brews and fellowship was exceptional.
We discussed our plans for the next four days.....drive south to Yellowstone Hot Springs and dry camp in the aforementioned LaDuke Springs campground. Around 8 pm we bid our adieus and headed for home. It was a very good day spent renewing acquaintances, drinking good brews, and eating good food.....I'm still full this morning.....lol!
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