THE KWIK MART KRONICLES 38 The name of the establishment was Six Mile River Resort, not sure of the significance of the Six, but maybe the narrows on the Tagish River was only six miles from somewhere. One thing was certain, I didn’t remember passing this place the last time on this shortcut road, or I would have noted the location. I wasn’t sure what I’d find, maybe a biker bar way out here, but instead found an old time resort tucked in behind the trees and fronting the river, some newer enhancements too. I met the owner of only three years, Doug Dupont, he showed me around, and yes, he had a nice spot to set the tent. He also gave me a look at the restored Norton Commando that he had just bought for his wife, sorry, no camera, the damn thing was in the tank bag. I set the tent in some kind of world record time, rain threatening again, stowed the gear in the vestibules, and did a power walk imitation over to their dining room. They had the works, food, beer, and WIFI, the end of the day top 3 for the solo moto rider. In a departure from the usual, the spotless commercial kitchen was up front in full view, good lookin' uniformed gal chef and waitress, the tables had tablecloths, it wasn’t a biker bar, but a great find instead. So when I stepped up to the counter and said "I’ll be needing some food", the chef and waitress glanced at each other, I knew that look "Who let this freakin' cuckoo bird fly in here?", and the chef said with as straight a face as she could manage "We have food, please let us seat you first". Lordy, good thing I don’t embarrass that easily. That’s how my dining experience started in this little treasure of a place on the Tagish, but I did get a chance to apologize for my boorish behavior, and got a little extra bonus with the meal I’d ordered, so I assumed all was forgiven. This was the first time on the trip that I was actually sitting down for dinner in a restaurant, I’d sorta been on the run. A fine meal with four beers, the tension of the day a memory, and I made it back to the tent, light rain falling, I just didn’t care anymore.