The forecast for today was very hot but also very cloudy. Before we got up we even heard a bit of rain on the roof. Rather than drive or climb to any viewpoints we decided to just walk around downtown Joseph.
There is a large bronze foundry in town so there are sculptures all along main street.
You can take tours of the foundry, which I read are highly recommended. I couldn’t find a time listed on the website. Once we asked and found out that they only happen once a day at 11 am, we were too late. Maybe another day.
As we parked the car, a couple of small deer ran through the yard in front of us.
I’ll try and only post some of the interesting sculptures. There were a lot.
This one is about 10 feet behind the wall. All of the sculptures of people and animals were at least life size.
We wandered around the Sports Corral store, checking out the cowboy wear.
The ladies boots are a lot more colourful.
A metal art and antique store.
Anybody for a 6 foot rooster, only $300.
Jennie liked the cacti.
A creek runs right through the middle of town.
Lots of interesting old buildings. This is the gallery for the foundry. Unfortunately it and a lot of the other businesses are closed on Monday.
Half of one store was an ice cream parlour from out of the 1950’s.
We had lunch at a strangely named place called The Dog Spot.
One half is treats and dog supplies and the other half is a “Human Food” restaurant.
“Treats for Pets and People”.
Weirdly, I guess because of the restaurant, dogs are not allowed inside.
Jennie had an Argentinian Beef Salad and I had my comfort food of Mac and Cheese.
The place had some strange music playing in the background. We both looked at each other and said “Is that what I think it is?” We heard cowboy versions of songs by Led Zeppelin song and Michael Jackson.
The town is named after Chief Joseph.
Flower boxes everywhere.
Whereas most town have the little drive thru shacks that serve coffee, here they sell mini donuts.
Lots of interesting flavours. $4 a dozen.
I wimped out and got cinnamon. He said I could have a sample of another flavour, so I got 4 of the Dreamsicle. My favourite treat from the ice cream trucks as a kid was the Good Humour Creamsicle, orange popsicle on the outside and ice cream on the inside. The sample was good but I am not sure I would want to eat 12 of them.
While heading home we remembered that we had passed by a unique looking expresso stand while driving the RV in from the west. Since it was still early we went to check out the Blue Banana Expresso Stand.
I am not sure the meaning of the crashed car and airplane. It is at a 90 degree turn in the highway.
Jennie went to order a pina colada smoothie then called me to check out the inside. It seems that you can sit inside the half VW.