Day four found us traversing across the hi-line of Montana to Kalispell. Montana is such a huge state we spent the entire day there.
I had a cool thing happen, a cool sighting really. I glanced over, while we were driving along the edge of Glacier National Park, and saw a herd of big horn sheep. Or as my honey likes to call them, big hornies. She makes me laugh. It was an awesome thing.
Otherwise we were just so happy to get into mountainous country. You don’t really realize how much you miss it until you get back to it. The smell of the Ponderosas was spectacular. That slight vanilla scent in the air, magic.
Kalispell is a neat little town. Growing like mad, but still sort of funky. Part western town, part resort town, part funky artsy town. We liked it and the cool little coffee roastery, Colter Coffee, we found. We also had a nice walk through one of the neighborhoods with the pups.
Tomorrow… Idaho, Washington, a return to the Pacific time zone, and a stay in Wenatchee.
Day two found us driving through Wisconsin, Minnesota, and into North Dakota. We got glimpses of Lake Superior, saw the most amazing cloud formations, drove through some big rain, and ended with a really nice, and much cooler, walk along the Grand Forks Greenway.
The day didn’t go without it’s difficulties… We got to our hotel in Grand Forks and found, contrary to it’s website and our reservation, that dogs were only allowed in smoking rooms. This doesn’t work so much or so well for us and so we went across the street to the Econo Lodge where we got a nice clean little room that was non-smoking. Say goodbye to the Ramada, where we will probably never stay in again.
All in all though, besides the little room speed bump, it was a great day of driving, looking at some beautiful scenery, good conversation, and loads of singing to terrific music. The pups are pretty good little travelers as well, especially since we got the herbal stuff from the vet for Weston’s car sickness. It’s working for him, which is wonderful!
Tomorrow… A drive across North Dakota and into Eastern Montana.