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Jun 28, 2015 - Hot in Missoula, MT

Hello from a very warm Missoula, MT. The locals are telling us that this is much warmer than normal. It’s supposed to be over 100 for several days this next week. We’re hoping it will still cool off in the evenings but time will tell. We had an uneventful 165 mile trip from Coeur d’Alene to here last Sunday. We are settled into a very nice RV park that has beautiful old trees on many sites, so fortunately, we are in a shady site. No satellite in this site because of the trees but they have enough cable channels to choose from for TV. This...

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Jun 25, 2015 - Missoula Montana

Driving day, and the time change is catching up to me (always does). We drove from Salt Lake City through Idaho and into Montana. Beautiful snow-capped mountains in Idaho, and Montana is always gorgeous. Sadly, I have nothing to report except cows and hills. We saw lots of those. Crossed the continental divide three times today. Ended the drive in a supermarket for those canned goods we did not want to transport cross country. It is now 9:30pm and from the looks of it, sunset is another hour away. Looking forward to a good night's sleep....

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Oct 2, 2014 - Philipsburg to Missoula, MT

October 2, 2014 Our dinner last night was excellent! We had mushroom coated thick rib eye steaks with a red wine reduction sauce, coarsely mashed potatoes and peas. Carrot cake for dessert! 1989 Harrison cabernet. Was 35 degrees when we got up this morning. We packed the rig and were on the road by 9:00. Some workman who came to the Carrs said they saw 4 moose on the way from “P” Burg so we were on the hunt. No Bullwinkle sighting. 9 miles of 348 was dirt and the final 14 was good paved road to “P” Burg which is on SR 1. The town , now with...

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Sep 7, 2014 - Missoula, MT Sep

Our trip from Cut Bank to Missoula was without incident and we did in fact cross the Continental Divide at Roger's Pass. Elevation at that point was 5610 feet above sea level. We arrived at our campground about 1:30 and were greeted by our friends, Ed and Rachel Barnhart, whom we met in Medina a couple years ago. We had planned this meeting for several months, hoping it would work out. It did. Rachel is from Missoula, so she had some wonderful ideas for our week, which turned into wonderful adventures. We had told them that one of our...

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Sep 2, 2014 - Day 10 - Rest

Spent the day in Missoula - nice college town - University of Montana. Purchased a few items at one of the many local bike shops - waterproof and windproof shoe covers. Never had any before but I expect cold rainy days ahead in the 3000 miles left to ride.

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Sep 1, 2014 - Day 9 - short hop

Short ride today - 37.5 miles, cold at about 45 degrees when we left. Rode somewhat fast today with Walt and Amy - one of the guides. 19.23 average - first riders to the hotel. Here you have to watch out for moose like we do deer at home - they have Moose Crossing painted on the roads. Today was Walt's last day and I have no idea who I will ride with now. It's a diverse group of people here - as always on a ride. About half male and half female - only two married couples one of which doing this for the fourth time. They are from Houston....

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Aug 17, 2014 - Into Missoula

Day 18 August 11, 2014 By 8:00 A.M., we’d said good-byes with Kyle and crew and were rolling up the roadway. By the end of that day Kyle and family would be about 575 miles southeast for a two night stay in Denver. And we’d be 335 miles northwest at Jellystone RV Park on the west side of Missoula. But just north of Yellowstone Lake, we came upon another traffic jam. Once again there were bison on the roadway. Just as we got to the head of the line we saw two bison walking in-line toward us on the side of the road. Suddenly the back bison...

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Aug 3, 2014 - Off to Missoula, MT

Today we left for Missoula, Montana driving on Interstate 90 past Lake Coeur d'Alene and through the mountains and forests and along the Clark Fork River. We arrived in Missoula to stay at Jellystone RV Park. We set up and went to visit Frank & Linda Winters. It is always fun hanging out with them. Their house is beautiful and lovingly built by their own hands. We had a lovely evening of dinner and catching up.

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Jul 20, 2014 - Terrific worship and a beautiful day

Date: July 20, 2014 Weather: some sun, breezy Temperature: start 62º High 81º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Uinta Ground Squirrel Year List: 300 Birds: European Starling, Tree Swallow, Eastern Kingbird, American Robin, Mourning Dove, Western Tanager, Red Crossbill, After a relaxing morning, we experienced wonderful 9:30am worship at the large downtown church in Missoula. The newly appointed pastor is the retiring DS from that district, and from his newsletter, it seemed that he and his family have attended this church while he served...

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Going West 2014

Jul 19, 2014 - Farmer's Market and Blue Mountain burn trail

Date: July 19, 2014 Weather: smoky to start, then clearing with a slight breeze Temperature: start 52º High 83º Wildlife count: Chipmunk Year List: 300 Birds: Chipping Sparrow, House Wren, Western Wood Pewee, Western Tanager, Cedar Waxwing, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Northern Flicker, Townsend's Solitaire, Common Nighthawk, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Western and Mountain Bluebird, Hairy Woodpecker, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Bullock's Oriole, Pileated Woodpecker, It was a good day to sleep in – a cool morning with lots...

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Going West 2014

Jul 18, 2014 - Up Lolo to find Lewis & Clark - Traveler's Rest

Date: July 18, 2014 Weather: smoky Temperature: start 57º High 83º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Chipmunk, Snow-shoe Hare Year List: 300; Life List: 449 Birds: Veery, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Red-naped Sapsucker, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Black-caped Chickadee, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red Crossbill, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Common Raven,...

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Going West 2014

Jul 17, 2014 - W. Montana & Glacier Nat. Park

Missoula, Montana Love, love, love Montana. The blue sky goes on forever. So far this state comes in right behind Oregon for beauty. One of our maintenance stops.....got the RV washed, oil changed and carpets cleaned. Yes, these are all things you do when you RV, not just at home. I didn't mention wash and clean. Montana is just beautiful. The sky goes on and on and the mountains in the backdrop are stunning. Missoula is a small college town similar to Newark, DE. Just like Florida and Delaware they have won National Championships in...

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