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Jul 15, 2018 - Choteau, Montana

We are not good at planning ahead. Two days ago, I booked a night in Choteau, Montana. East Glacier was full. Choteau takes us southeast after crossing the divide. Yesterday, John and I discuss our plans. There is no reason to head back south. Yellowstone is booked. Our fishing guide is still in Dillon. Let’s take Route 2. What about Choteau? I could have canceled my reservation but I do not. Route 89 is marked scenic. We never travel in a straight line. We head east on route 2. It is a beautiful road. We cross the Continental Divide over...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Yellowstone National Park

Fantastic drive from Cody WY to Yellowstone. More beautiful mountain ranges, streams, rivers, and waterfalls. This time of year the waterways are full and at their best. As I said before, pictures simply can't describe it properly. We spent 3 days in Yellowstone dry camping. For those of you who aren't aware of the term, it means no water or electric. Now we know how the pioneers felt!! I have to admit that having a queen size bed, refrigerator, microwave, etc. was still handy. Yellowstone has little to no cell service and absolutely no...

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Jul 29, 2017 - Choteau, MT a farming ranching town

We departed the Merry Widow and Basin with eagerness knowing we were on our way to travel a new set of roads. It's always fun to anticipate new territory and new countryside. We took I-15 through Helena and about another 30 miles to take off onto US Hwy 287 heading northward to Glacier Nat'l Park. Our drive mileage was 153 miles. We had made reservations at the Choteau Mountain View RV park, but we didn't realize that it was newly acquired by a youthful exuberant couple and only open for two season now. This park had been prior opened in...

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Jun 25, 2017 - Time to Leave Glacier

It was time to leave the Glacier area and head toward Yellowstone National Park where we will be spending Independence Day. Our route will take us south along US 89. Even though we missed the boat ride into the interior of Many Glaciers, we got to see much of the beauty of this park. It definitely is one of my favorites. I hope we get a chance to come back again. Along the way we stopped at the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center in Bynum, MT. It’s one of 14 sites along what’s called the Montana Dinosaur Trail and one of those small museums that...

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Aug 11, 2013 - Swans, Buffalo Jumps and Fens

Day 11 The Honda Pilot got some untethered time on the road today when I moseyed up along the Rocky Mountain Front to Choteau to visit niece Jaim and her family. Along the way I spotted three beautiful white swans serenely afloat on the mirrored surface of Freezout Lake. I thought that was a protected area on the migratory flyover route but learned from Jaim that hunters go there to bag swans which are, apparently, quite tasty. That gives a new reality to E. B. White’s Trumpet of the Swan. And nearby is a landmarked butte from which the...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Moving day to Choteau, MT

Saturday, June 22, 2013 – Picked up the large U-Haul Truck We got the largest U-Haul truck and filled it up with gas. It is parked in the driveway along side of the large cargo trailer. Sunday, June 23, 2013 – Loading day The two men arrived in the morning and worked most of the day loading the truck. It is so well packed that I don’t think a toothpick will fit in there now. But we had to get another pull behind trailer for more of the stuff that needed to be moved. Now there are two pull behind trailers and the U-Haul full of stuff and...

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VNL Travels 2013

Jul 9, 2010 - Long Day

Made 400 miles into here today and all of it hot. The trip through Glacier Park was a nightmare. 50 mile and it took me 2 l/2 hours. Unbeliveable traffic and lots of construction. The mountains in Canada yesterday were a far better show. I lost an hour today as I am now in Mountain Time so it is late here. Heading east tomorrow from Great Falls should be lots of 75 mph and scads of open plains. I will watch for buffalo and antelope. Bye, DLS

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Jun 5, 2010 - Thurs. June 3

As you have surmised, we don't always have wifi and I am still learning to put pictures on. Thurs. we drove to Choteau, MT and found a campground and helped Gayla, sister-in-law, celebrate her birthday. It is hard to describe the beauty of the landscape that we drove through today. I hope the pictures show a little of it but a picture can never capture the beauty. We do live in a beautiful country.

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Jun 3, 2010 - Helena, Montana

Gary called the rv dealer this morning and was told "bring it in anytime." We were on the road in thirty minutes. The dealership started working immediately and solved the problems in 90 minutes or so. Great work. We lunched in the rv, and drove by vehicle to "downtown" Helena. We planned on during a trolley tour of the historical downtown. We had visited a visitor's center and chose a brochure that said tours were at 11, 1, and 3. Upon arrival at 12:30 at the trolley ticket booth there was a sign that said "be back at 2:30." We found out...

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Aug 10, 2007 - Moose and a Seismosaurus

Before leaving the park on Friday we wanted to take a Ranger guided hike to Red Rock Lake, in hopes of seeing the moose that everyone had been talking about. So we buttoned up the RV and quit our campsite, and parked in the Swiftcurrent Lodge parking lot for the duration. The hike left at 9:00 and was led by a Ranger named Kara who's been with the park for 11 years. She's an encyclopedia of information on every park related subject, and a very nice person too. The first place we headed was Fisher Cap Lake, a short ten minute walk that...

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2007 Coast 2 Coast



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