Ever think you would find surfing in downtown Missoula, MT? Montana was voted #3 on America’s Best River Towns list in 2014 from Fodor’s Travel Guide. I took a stroll into the main Missoula down N. Higgins Ave to Caras Park and found plenty of restaurants, bikers, tubers, and yes – surfers.
The Clark Fork River runs right through downtown Missoula and it’s one place you can find tubers, fly fisherman and surfers all converging at once. There’s a small drop-off which causes a sort of wave that tubers will go over end over end, and where surfers will try to drop in to catch a ride on their board.
Here’s a couple that didn’t quite make it. Although she did a little better than him.
And I’m just throwing this in there because I really like the lighting, but unfortunately the scene wasn’t as pleasing. I’m pretty sure this is a break-up. Whatever he’s saying, she doesn’t like it.
I capped off the evening with dinner at El Cazador which is right off of N. Higgins Ave. I got the Chicken el Mole which is a chicken dish in a thick peanut butter sauce with a side of rice, beans, tortillas and lettuce and tomatoes. It was a flavor explosion.
Side note – I had to go to a Mexican restaurant to celebrate a successful launch of the project I’ve been working on for the last four months – www.quericavida.com!
Downtown Missoula has a really great friendly feel and a lively atmosphere. I’d recommend taking a stroll down N. Higgins Ave. if you’re in the area.