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Aug 21, 2009 - Missoula, Montana

Another day, another state. This one Montana and we are off to Missoula. This is where our vehicles are registered so, for once, our truck doesn’t look out of place – the registration plates look the same as everyone else. This was the location for “A river runs through it”. A film starring Brad Pitt famous for its fly fishing scenes around the wild rivers in the area. On a darker note we are mourning the loss of a good friend – or at least Jo is. Her little vacuum cleaner, which she rescued from the scrap heap in Florida, has finally...

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Aug 20, 2009 - Day 28 Thursday Aug. 20,2009

Day 28 Thursday Aug.20,2009 This is the resting day. We are in the RV park today doing domestic chores such as washing clothes, cooking and just generally resting from traveling. Getting the chance to read some today. I'm reading one of Corrie ten Boom's books entitled, "In My Father's House". Now there's a lady who definitely had more than her share of earthly problems and never lost sight of who her Father was and the fact that He loved her always, no matter the circumstances. We love each of you much. May God bless & protect you! Map

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Aug 1, 2009 - Missoula, MT

July 29th—Portland, OR Today was another very hot day in Portland (112 in the little town we are in). Because of the heat we didn’t want to visit any of the vineyards or do any outside activities. Since it was Wed, we went to a movie matinee. Harry Potter was showing just a couple of miles from us so we went to see it. We both enjoyed it, except I kept waiting for some things that are in Book 7 to happen—they didn’t. In the evening we had dinner with Mike and Cathy Stuhr. They both worked for Chuck when he had an office in Sacramento....

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Jul 25, 2009 - Day 18 - Exploring Missoula

It was a beautiful morning in Missoula, bright, clear and cool. We were feeling kind of excited when we woke up, because breakfast in Missoula means only one thing – Cracker Barrel! This is the closest location to Seattle, can you believe that? The first time Steven ate breakfast in a Cracker Barrel was in Texas when we were on our way to San Antonio. Having spent a decade in Manhattan, he had that New Yorker kind of attitude, where everyone is out to get you so you don’t make eye contact with anyone. If they’re talking to you, they want...

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Jul 24, 2009 - Day 17 – Yellowstone NP to Missoula, MT

We woke up in Yellowstone, then a miracle occurred and we arrived in Missoula, MT. The End. I wish it had been that simple, but no. We packed up Alfred Hitchpop and popped down, which is typically a 30-45 minute process depending on how much (or how little) we did the night before. This time we did little, so it took us longer. Still, we were on the road at 9:10 a.m. Our first stop was around the corner at the Grant gas station to fill up. We forgot to do that last night, so we decided to fill up in a place we knew Alfred would easily fit....

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Jul 16, 2009 - Missoula, MT

Well, it has been a few lazy days at the Holland RV!! We stayed in Polson on Tuesday, but the weather was pretty YUCKY! so we really didn't do anything during the day except get the laundry caught up. Polson is in an Indian reservation, and they do have casinos there, so in the evening we went to one of the local casinos and played for a LONG while. We each spent $20 and were able to play for 4 hours! Yesterday, we moved down to Missoula, MT because Kevin wanted to get back through the really bad road construction a day or so before we had...

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Jun 16, 2009 - Missoula, MT

We didn't have far to drive today, but we knew we couldn't make it all the way to West Glacier in one day. We are glad we stopped, because we found plenty to do in Missoula. On the drive, we saw another neat thing...a motel advertising truck parking and overnight horse boarding. Butte spreads out in a valley with a large portion of its border being the remains of the huge old open pit copper mine. A little further west near the town of Hamilton, we could see in the distance the 585 foot tall Anaconda smokestack that was park of the...

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Jun 15, 2009 - Good-bye ID...Hello MT

. We couldn’t have asked for a better travel day. Despite the occasional rain showers, road conditions were excellent and visibility unlimited. Starting out with a temperature near 50 degrees at Red Rock Park, the travel and arrival temperatures were in the upper 60’s with almost no wind whatsoever. Today’s display of spectacular scenery provided reinforcement to our strong attraction for the Intermountain West. We have seen more spectacular places in our country than we could have ever imagined, but this area is very special to us and we...

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Jun 1, 2009 - Missoula, MT

This was our second trip up US-12 over Lolo Pass and once again, we were not disappointed in the views that we saw. The Middle Fork of the Clearwater and the Lochsa rivers were running very full and very hard - no, up the lazy river in these parts. We did run into a little road construction but that gave us the opportunities to really enjoy the views. The drive is mostly up hill - climbs about 4200 feet in a gentle 110 mile drive. The last 10 miles are pretty steep. If you do take this drive, stop at the Lolo Pass Visitors Center. We came...

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May 31, 2009 - Day 15/16

Stayed two nights in Missoula, went to a museum of the area Montana state heritage center. Took Buddy to state park in the pm. Next day we went to Fort Missoula. Active base but museum property held buildings moved from other areas and many not open. Disappointing.

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May 25, 2009 - Leaving Missoula

It is going to feel good to back on the road after a week or so in Missoula. I will leave in the morning and meander to St. Mary for the meeting of the group. Hopefully we will all get there about the same time so we can work on the plan for the trip. Missoula is a pretty town and I enjoyed staying here. Not much to take photos of, so I will load some from Idaho Highway 93 heading north to Montana. Also will include some of m/home and my new Electric bike. It sure is nice to ride and not do all the work. I rode about 12 miles and pedaled...

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May 20, 2009 - Missoula, Mt.

It has been real windy with a little rain for the past few days and I am staying at a park in Missoula for the rest of the week. It is hard to find overnite parking spots sometimes on 3 day weekends, so I decided to hold up here. I will be heading out Tuesday for St.Mary, Mt. to meet the group. I am really looking forward to the trip. Driving thru Idaho was great as I was able to see some great country. Several deer crossed the road in front of me, but could not get pictures. I will post some pics as soon as some good ones come along.

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