“Shall we grab lunch?” Jesse suggests after we’ve dumped our packs in our cars. A middle aged couple loading their dog into a pickup next to us suggests it will be hard to find a restaurant open this early. I’m not sure if they mean early in the year or early in the day. Probably both.
“Try the bakery,” they suggest. “Go a couple blocks into town then it’s on your right.”
“Oh, I know where that is,” I say. Jessica and I have eaten there. Then I think of Bridge Street Grill¹ in Lower Stanley and we agree to head there.
Just a half mile down the road from the Stanley Lake turn-off, though, I notice the neon open sign at the Elk Mountain RV Resort café so we opt for the sure-thing.
¹ Trail Image, “Bridge Street Grill”: www.trailimage.com/photo-tag/bridgestreetgrill