The Gravel Bar

posted on: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Since moving to Ennis I have only managed to explore downtown once. The experience was exhausting, Brecken's mood was less than pleasant and I was sleep deprived. Sadly, I was defeated that day. John sensed how overwhelming life had become for me so he suggested that we put Brecken in preschool one day a week.I cried the first day I dropped him off. I felt as though I might miss a monumental milestone in his life--that I would return back that afternoon and he would know how to ride a bike or would have learned to how to write his alphabet. I was a little dramatic.

After leaving him that morning something glorious happened when I returned home. I took a nap, showered for more than three minutes, straightened my hair, put on makeup, fed Addison, watched an episode of The Real Housewives of New York (guilty pleasure), and ate a warm breakfast. and cried tears of joy.

John and I have even decided to eat lunch out once a week while Brecken is at school.  A few days ago we visited the Gravel Bar, which was delightful. John and I both enjoyed the gyros. wickedly good. It may be the best bar food you'll ever taste. 

Later that afternoon Addison and I took full advantage of our freedom and ventured downtown where we strolled through the quaint western shops which were packed with Montana apparel, unique knickknacks, and a collection of cowboy boots that would make John Wayne jump out of his grave. So if you are still stumped on what to do for a fun family vacation, come visit us here. I'll make sure you'll have the best bar gyros ever.


  1. I love the quaint feel of the town (or at least how it comes across that way in your photos) and the cowboy boots make me drool. I live in Southern Alberta (just north of Montana) and feel bad that I haven't yet bought a pair. I feel like owning a pair is a right of passage to officially call this part of the country home.

  2. glad your finally getting some spare time and I am loving your town, all those boots?!?!! I would be in heaven!

  3. How funny, I live in a small town in Texas called Ennis. Your town is much more adorable than mine! Hope you love it! :)


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