Caren Ware's Blog

July 14, 2012

Driggs is far from a drag

Filed under: Uncategorized — Caren Ware @ 12:03 am

Meet Driggs, Idaho.  They have the wildest ,west-est  looking street corner. Where else could you find a buffalo perched on a building, or a real soda fountain parlor still in the drug store?  In the building where the Buffalo looms is, of all unlikely things, a Thai restaurant.  The inside of this building is worth stopping for.  You would not expect it to be so richly renovated.  I had the best Thai food I have ever tasted.  And the best conversation about what it is like to come here from Thailand and make a go of it…in the wild west.   Check out how nice and inviting the atmosphere is in this restaurant.  I ferret marked it as a favorite. www.tetonthai.com/driggs_home.html.  Sharing the building is a mountain bike/ skiing in winter, store called Habitat. www.ridehabitat.com/about.   Hello, outdoorsy, helpful staff that were all about using the items they sell.  They were willing to chat about places to mountain bike. I was itching to use my shiny, new mountain bike, remember the one I dubbed MUD BUD.   They had maps and books and loads of trails and places.  They told me to go up the road to Targhee Ski Area and start with the views it offered.  But to, first, stop  at Peaked Sports.  It was yet, another mountain bike turns to skiing in the winter store. It was just one block up.  They would have a book called the Wydaho, that would have single tracks and suggested routes they created in this region. Peaked Sports.  That was on those singlets. The owner of Peaked Sports had just put on the TIN CUP race. www.peakedsports.com/Home.html   His crew  was equally knowledgeable and helpful about biking.  It was a huge store.  They got me situated with a water bottle and told me to grab a coffee and a pastry from the best bakery around before leaving town.  It was hidden behind the buffalo building, but worth the treasure hunt. Pendl’s Bakery  (www.pendlspastries.com/index.php) Now, this is my kind of ferreting. A very satisfied tummy headed up Ski Lift Road.

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