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Sep 4, 2012 - Smokey road-Idaho to Montana

It’s been a relaxing (dull) 30 days here in Grangeville, ID… and it’s finally time to move on. I wish I could say we were sorry to leave the “smoking section” of the United States, but we’re looking forward to some fresh air after breathing smoke from some 15 wildfires for the last two weeks. Another downer: A couple of days ago, the Wi-Fi service here at the campground went out… and we’re starting to feel withdrawal symptoms from the lack of internet as well. We're ready for some scenery too... my hiking boots, and camera have cobwebs on...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Missoula, Montana

When we left Glacier, I had to get a couple more pics of the great scenery that we had had when we first arrived. Once on the road, there wasn't any events to report. We had to go out of the park and drive completely around because vehicles over 21 feet cannot drive through the park. We could have cut a couple of hours off of our travels by going through the park but not in this rig. We stayed the night in Missoula at the local Walmart. There were many, many motorhomes, trailers, 5th wheels, etc., all coming out of the park and spending the...

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Aug 20, 2012 - Day 118, relaxation day at Missoula

Day 118, Monday, August 20, 2012 I lied. The train tracks are on top of the hill right behind us. They don’t blow their whistles here and they are not so loud. But one came through at 2:00 this morning with some really screechy brakes. The internet problem apparently relates to having Vista on our computers. The systems don’t play well with each other. This is not the first RV Park that has said that. We stayed in Missoula another day. They say back in the ice ages, this area used to be a 2,000 foot deep glacial lake and that over a...

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Aug 19, 2012 - Day 117, drive to Missoula

Day 117, Sunday, August 19, 2012 The first train came through before 6:00 this morning. Several more followed soon after. The backside of the RV Park is very quiet when you get away from the highway and train tracks. We just got screwed on our spot. She said it was the only one open. We had a discussion about heading over to the ocean for our remaining time but decided to stick to the plan. We headed south again toward Sandpoint but turned off at Highway 200 headed east. The road followed the shore of Lake Pend d’Oreille and the ever...

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Aug 8, 2012 - at Missoula MT; 16/204

120808-Wed-64806-Today we ended at 64818, started at 64806 miles, for total miles today of 12. Today we got the generator fixed, both the new fuel pump and the new circuit breaker and the AC seems to work fine on the generator. The back ladder is breaking, so we re-did the bike and used some duct tape on the ladder. We had lunch at McDonald’s. We took no pictures today. We also did laundry this morning. We had leftovers for dinner and just got back from having ice cream.

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Aug 7, 2012 - to Missoula MT; 16/203

120807-Tue-64592-Today we ended at 64806, started at 64592 miles, for total miles today of 214. We left Virginia City and drove to Missoula. We stopped in Drummond for lunch at a town cafe (the Wagonwheel Cafe) and it was good. We are staying at a KOA, but we did go to the Big Sky Brewery. Shirley had 4 samples and I had 3 and then we bought 2 glasses and 2 6-packs. Now we are back at the KOA.

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Aug 1, 2012 - Missoula, Mt. and Home!

The final leg of our trip took us on a speedy trip back to Minnesota...only missed one toll booth, which we had to go online to pay. We had a short stay in Rochester meeting our new renters and getting some things squared away at their place and picking up our "fuel efficient" car at Janie's in Owatonna. Since our house was still being rented we made a trip to Montana to catch up with Ben and Ashlyn and do some work on that house. Unique event: * On our way to Missoula we took a "short-cut" out of Billings which would take us through...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Day 26 Hardin MT to Missoula MT

A good nights rest and off to see more of the wild west. What a beautiful state, such a vast open space of farmlands, mountains, streams/rivers and wildlife. Kept checking the horizon for indians and smoke signals. Did had to deal with a lot of wind which took away some of the sight seeing for me as could be brutal at times. Finally got to the west side of Montana and into the Rocky Mountains. I love this terrain as I love the elevations, smell and views. Would love to come back and do some back backing, kayaking, mountain bike riding, four...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Missoula, Montana

We left the Mountain (so to speak) early this morning, and drove down I-95 past Coeur D'Alene, on to Potlatch, where we turned off and headed into the Clearwater National Forest. We drove 556 Km, up and down mountains, winding constantly around switchbacks. If we were rusty before, we are well adjusted to our bikes now! We stopped in Missoula, Montana for the night.

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Jul 23, 2012 - Jim & Mary’s RV Park at Missoula, MT

We stayed here for one night on the way to Kalispell, MT. It is a very nice park with wide spaces and flower beds planted throughout the park. The park has nice tall pines for shade. This was the second time we have stayed at this park and it is still a great place to stay!!!

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Jul 22, 2012 - Missoula, Frank & Linda

We had a very pretty drive today to Missoula, Montana along Interstate 90, with forest all around and following the Clark Fork River the whole time. First through Coeur d'Alene Nat'l Forest, then through Lolo National Forest. This whole area is rich in mining history and there were historical markers quite often along the highway. We even passed the historic town of Wallace, Idaho and got a glimpse of some late 1800's houses and buildings and peaking out of the forested hillside, an old mining building. We arrived at our campground in Lolo,...

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Jul 20, 2012 - Travel day

Travel day toward Glacier National Park with planned overnight stay at Wal-mart in Missoula, Montana. Not a particularly easy travel day: 1. Carl had smoke coming out from the back of his RV after a long downhill after a longer uphill (6800 ft). It happened twice. I think it involved hydraulic line and bedroom slide but the men figured it out and were able to do a temporary fix. He made an appointment in Kalispell for Monday. 2. another torrential rain, windy storm with lots of lightening 3. Bob noticed the warning light (no audible...

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