Not much to report today. Just a 300 mile uneventful travel day between West Yellowstone and Missoula. Uneventful except for the fact that we ran into road construction which seemed like 20 miles of 30 mph travel. More 20 to 30 mph cross and head winds. We are sure getting tired of driving in the high winds and getting bounced from lane to lane on the highway. The cars in the lane beside us would probably appreciate it also. It also doesn’t help the fuel economy when you are driving into a head wind going up over a mountain pass and have the gas pedal all the way to the floor and you are only going 40 mph. ugh! Oh! After being so excited about getting to wash the motorhome and setting off this morning with a bright, shiny clean windshield, we hadn’t gone very far before we met up with a huge herd of flying grasshoppers. Splat, splat, splat, splat, etc. and more etc. (Dryer sheets really do work for taking BOB’s off the front of the rig. Thanks for the hint Al)
As we were passing Whitehall Montana, a little town between Bozeman and Butte, we saw the smoke from the “Pony” forest fire south of I-90. It was so close to the highway that you could probably see the red glow of the flames at night.
After 6 hours of driving through wind, grasshopper herds, road construction, wind, mountain passes, wind, fire smoke, wind and more wind we finally pulled into a very nice RV park in Missoula. Very nice – but there are a few things missing here: Dust, Dirt, Cactus, Lizards, and other crawly things. After spending 6 weeks in the desert it is sure nice to be in the land of green, trees and sub 80 degree weather. This is probably the first day since we left that we didn’t have to run the AC unit and could have a window open without having to worry about having 30 yards of dust and grit being blown in. We sat in our chairs outside in the nice green grass and enjoyed the great weather. Heard someone setting off a bunch of fireworks just before we went to bed. Sure hope they don’t start another fire.
Saturday is a travel day to Spokane. There is another casino calling Dianne’s name and a Buffet calling Wayne’s.
Gave the cameras a day off, so no pictures today.