Today we’d planned on neither traveling nor sightseeing … and after yesterday’s adventures … it was timely! And there was no better place to unwind than in the rural community of Tetonia.
The “city” of 0.57 square miles in area lies parallel with the majestic Teton Range
along the Idaho’s eastern border. As of the 2010 census, it had 269 residents, 95 households.
After attending to a variety of housekeeping chores we decided to walk the ½ mile into downtown Tetonia
where we’d hoped to grab a pizza and beer at Dave’s Pub for lunch.
Unfortunately, it didn’t open until 2:00 PM on Mondays.
As near as we can determine, along the main street, Dave’s together with a Post Office,
Admittedly, a few ancient silos and grain elevators …
This evening we returned to Dave’s Pub for dinner. Walking in we felt like we'd stumbled into a far west version of “Cheers” where everyone knew everyone’s name (except ours, of course) and smoked! Still, they were all extremely friendly to “strangers”.
During the course of our dinner, including a really good local craft beer,
By the time we'd walked back to our motorhome we realized just how much the smoke stink had permeated our hair and all of our clothes.
Before calling it a day, we chatted with a father and son from Wyoming who were staying the cmapground paused to watch some of the lingering clouds continue to dissipate over the Tetons to the east
Tetonia is yet another example of why we love our travels which have taken us to so many well-known and iconic spots across the US and Canada, provided us chances to visit friends and family we’d otherwise never get to see, and spend time in small out-of-the-way towns hardly anyone has ever heard of and often have an opportunity to meet some of their residents.