I love LA.
I am a 5th generation Los Angelino.
We have the beach,
Welcome to Philipsburg, MT. Population 50 (haha, jk…actually 923, so I wasn’t too far off!)
Our recent trip to Montana included 3 days in this awesome old mining town. Thet sure don’t make towns like this in LaLa land unless your on a backlot. All of three blocks long, you could feel the history busting out of every brick as you walk through town.
There’s an amazing candy store, The Sweet Palace, that looks like it’s straight out of the 1800′s and has the most amazing homemade fudge and taffy. There’s an old fashioned soda fountain, Doe Brothers, that has incredible huckleberry ice cream.
Seriously, this town is hilarious for a city girl like me.
Then there was our hotel, The Broadway Hotel. Stuffed to the gills with awesome old artifacts, local art, and themed rooms tht make you feel like you’ve been thrown back into the town’s heyday.
My favorite part, besides Sue who own’s the place, was the rocking chairs which had seats made from woven old leather belts. So cool! LJ loved the life sized paper mache cowboy, though we had to have more than one talk about being gentle.
It was really fun to experience somewhere that is old, loves it, embraces it, and it isn’t knocked down when filming is over. Though after three days this city girl was ready to ride off into the sunset, it was a total blast to enjoy the turn of the century for a few.