Missoula is university town of 80,000 people located in the "hills" of Southwestern Montana. We spent two days exploring the town and its university. Compared to Bozeman and its relatively dry continental climate, the weather here is a lot more influenced by the Pacific Northwest, hence humid and rainy. For the time we were there, the weather was really bad (cold, humid, and drizzling). The downtown area is cute, but did not appear that lively (lots of stores and restaurants but few people). The campus is unfortunately several blocks from downtown, on the other side of the river.

On Valentine's Day, we had dinner at a vegetarian East-Indian restaurant (Tipu's tiger) and went to a beautiful (but in need of restoration) old theater in town to see "The Pianist", a very good movie about life (and death) in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw during WWII. If you're ever in Missoula, don't forget to stop by the bakery "Le Petit Outre". They have excellent French bread and pastries. If in the mood for yoga, try the Bikram studio!

Missoula, MT

February 2003
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Downtown Missoula.
 
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Downtown Missoula.
 
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Downtown Missoula.
 
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Our usual camp when in developed areas...
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