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Sep 5, 2006 - Missoula, Montana to Salmon, Idaho

Leaving congestion of the big city (Missoula) behind us, we drove south through the Bitteroot Valley, following Lewis and Clark's journey after they discovered Lemhi Pass across the Rockies. Salmon is located on the Lemhi River, and, like all other communities near the Lewis & Clark trail, claims a piece of the history.

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Aug 31, 2006 - Mid West U.S.A.

Thursday, August 24th we left Louisville around 9:30 under clear skies. There was heavy truck traffic on the freeway as it is the road south to Nashville so we were carried along at a pretty good speed. Arriving in Cave City, we found a new campsite with a very friendly host who told us all about the area with all the attractions....no need to visit the tourist bureau. After lunch we visited Mammoth Cave and decided on the 2 hour Frozen Niagara tour out of a choice of 12 different tours. There is over 350 miles of cave passageways and is...

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Aug 27, 2006 - Travel to Missoula MT

Today was a travel day. We went to the same little Baptist church we went to last week and again he asked the regulars to stand up and there were 4. The rest of the 45 or so people were visitors. But a good sermon and nice to hear the word again. We are on our way to Glacier National Park and then Wednesday we will be entering Canada for a couple of weeks. So no pictures today. We traveled around Missoula and it is just like any other new growing city. Looked just like home. I don't think you can go anywhere in these bigger towns and not...

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Jul 18, 2006 - Missoula MT

Missoula was the next stop, where we spent a day driving around small towns in the vicinity, and visited the Daly Mansion in Hamilton. Marcus Daly was the owner of the Anaconda Mine in Butte and once owned many thousands of acres of land in northwest Montana, from which he obtained timber necessary to the running of the mine. The roads are lined with lumber mills and log-home manufacturing yards. Hamilton is a town originally owned completely by Marcus Daly and he built a summer house (mansion!) there, which was later remodeled by his wife...

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Jul 5, 2006 - Missoula, Montana

We had an easy drive to Missoula, and the campground we stayed at was in the trees and beautiful again. The weather has been pretty hot - actually it started getting hot the day before we left Canada, so it's really great to be in the shade again. We stayed here for three days. We've had so many of our friends move here, so we wanted to check it out. It's a very old western town that has been refurbished with care. It's become very cultural too. I'm sure it's a lot bigger than when our friends moved here, but it still feels pretty small. We...

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Jun 17, 2006 - Missoula, Montanna

Hi Everyone...The McKenzie International Rally in McCall Idaho, has ended. Lots of fun, friends and laughter. The Park is beautiful as is the surrounding area. Much like South Lake Tahoe as far as the elevation and terrain. We had a total of 59 trailers attending with us. We had good food and drink and lots of laughs. Only one meeting, that makes a good rally. We left yesterday from McCall and headed for Missoula. We the Fine's, Evan's and Fontana's. We were joined this weekend with another friend from the McKenzie group headed for Glacier...

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Star Trek 2006

Jun 13, 2006 - Missoula, MT for a couple of nights

Jim and Mary's RV Park was a very nice spot for a two-night stay in Missoula to replenish supplies at the Wal-Mart Super Center store and PetsMart. The park is just down the road a hundred yards from the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park that we visited on a vacation two years previously and found wanting. This park has a lot of trees, is close to town for needed shopping and services, and has good WiFi. This is a good spot for future visits in the Missoula area.

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Jun 6, 2006 - Missoula MT

This is another darling western city with old architecture and a great feel to it. The people here are so friendly and courteous that we haven't been honked at even once! We are thinking about buying cowboy hats and boots... And there is a hospital across from the motel with a helicopter pad on the roof. We think we might work there too. Next stop is the Seattle/Vancouver area...

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Feb 25, 2006 - Missoula, MT

It is cold here. We are camped at a truck stop just North of Missoula. This is the second time we set up camp today. When we arrived in Missoula we stopped and did a little shopping at Costco, then moved over to the Wal-Mart where we put out our slide and prepared to spend the night. We went into the store for a bit, had some supper and took the dog for a walk. It was while we were walking the dog that I noticed the sign. The City of Missoula does not allow camping anywhere but in licensed campgrounds. What a drag. So we pulled in the slide...

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Sep 25, 2005 - Missoula, Montana

We've spent the past few days hanging out in Missoula, former stomping ground of my step-brother Dan and his wife, my sister-in-law Tinsley. We love this town -- everyone is honest-to-goodness nice. We did laundry at the Green Hanger, which is by far and away the nicest laundromat we've ever seen. We've spent a good deal of time at Liquid Planet, a coffee house/crepe place/wine cellar. There is free internet access here and an awesome vibe. We had dinner one night at the Red Bird, which was fabulous. We felt a little uncomfortable showing...

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Sep 22, 2005 - Glacier National Park, Montana -- Two Medicine and on to Missoula

After having spent the past few nights in the hotel, we were planning to move headquarters from Many Glacier to Two Medicine. We knew that all the campgrounds would be closed so we'd have to stay in a motel if we didn't want to do some primitive camping (no showers, flush toilets, electric or water) in the park itself. We packed up our gear, checked out of the motel and headed to the only opened grocery store to buy some provisions. As we drove up, who should we see walking into the grocery store but SANDY (from yesterday's trek to Grinnell...

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Aug 13, 2005 - Day 8 - More Big Sky Country

Day 8 Saturday, August 13, 2005 Well we didn't get record lows, but it was in the forties. We had cold cuts and hard boiled eggs at the complimentary breakfast, then headed out from Billings about 9:30 with the temperature in the low fifties. The skies stayed overcast and the temperature actually dropped for the first 200 miles. The good news is that I had plenty of room in my pack to carry all the t-shirts I bought in Sturgis. The bad news is that I had the room because I was wearing everything I owned to stay warm. But at least we were...

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