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Aug 26, 2019 - Shelby Montana

We made it out of Canada and are back in the US, Back in the USA. Shelby is just an over night stop. We considered going to Glacier National Park which is 75 miles from here (less than a hour away at Montana freeway speeds), but decided that we have seen enough glaciers for one trip. Tomorrow we head to Yellowstone.

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North to Alaska 2019

May 28, 2019 - Shelby MT

We arrived in Shelby MT this afternoon. Shelby is about 30 miles south of the Canada border. We will cross the border tomorrow morning on our way to our first Canadian stop in Banff. I can only make journal entries if Wifi is available so there may be several days between entries if Wifi is not available. Cody and Bella are really good travelers. Cody loves to look out the window and is especially interested in the cows on the side of the highway.

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2019 Alaska RV Trip

Sep 13, 2017 - First 24 hours on Amtrak

Tuesday morning meant starting the day by going to weight watchers with Mo. I've lost ten plus pounds since we joined, mostly due to bicycle training rides. So I felt smugly justified in stopping at McDonald's for coffee and apple pie on the way to the train station. I'm fond of Amtrak in spite of Amtrak. It tries hard to be a real rail line in spite of Congress keeping it on a starvation budget. It has many quirks about bicycles of which I've written before. Train 500 was only 17 minutes late. The weather was comfy, so I waited outside....

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Not Riding Alone

Aug 23, 2017 - Shelby, MT

A day of travel through southern Alberta. We have left the Canadian Rockies and it is now flat farmland and cattle ranches and hot. Made it to Shelby which is in the middle of the northern plains. We stayed at the Tails West RV Park. Can sure tell there are wildfires in Montana, there is a haze in the air and Bill has a persistent cough. Stayed there a day for a little more rest. We had hoped to go to Glacier National Park and drive the Going to the Sun road but Jeep is not up for it yet.

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Jul 30, 2017 - Shelby, MT

So, we "accidentally" stayed at Shelby, there was no RV space to be had nearer to Glacier National Park! It's 80 plus miles away! We decided to make the park visit to Glacier another time when we return to the west, about 3 years from now. We'll plan better and have the needed reservations. We ended up finding a dumpy little RV hovel, I won't even mention its name. Icky. But, for now the project is to back track in the car about 25 miles to Cut Bank and take a few pictures. Longtime readers will remember that Dave was given a book,...

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Jul 21, 2017 - Back to Shelby

This morning we got ready to leave for Hinton, Alberta but after hooking up, Bill was feeling very short of breath and not well. We decided it would be better to cut our trip short and head back to the U.S. We called the campground we had stayed at in Shelby, Montana and they had a place for us, so we headed south. We cancelled reservations in Hinton and Red Deer and changed the reservations at Helena, Montana. We will make our future plans one day at a time depending on how Bill feels.

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Canadian Trip

Jul 6, 2017 - Ridin' to Shelby, MT

Again we set out across U.S. Highway 2. Today's trip across northern Montana is all plains and fields of crops with a few small towns along the way. Not a whole lot to see. The most interesting things were some very unusual power poles but passed them too fast to get a picture. Trail West seems to be a fairly new RV Park associated with a Best Western Motel where you check in. The sites are short (60 feet) but we fit in. There are full hook-ups including 30/50 service and concrete picnic tables. The sites are gravel. It sits way up on a...

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Canadian Trip

May 29, 2017 - Shelby, Montana

We left Dillon about 8 am. Clear skies. very light traffic or non at all! Yesterday afternoon we took a drive down to town to walk around! All dead except 2 bars open. Came back to the RV park enjoyed a nice warm afternoon. Around 6pm the wind comes up big time, clouds move in and a short rain happens. Very strong winds but then it all stops! Our drive up to Shelby was nice and easy about 4.5 hours. For the first couple of hours we drove thru some beautiful country side climbing up and down. We were at the Missouri River headwaters which we...

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May 18, 2017 - Banff and Jasper National parks.

Greetings Folks, We have been off the grid several days since the last posting. Crossing the border was a real pain. It was blowing hard and raining cats and dogs. We had to walk a good distance to the office to register my shotgun. Both of us needed to change clothes because everything was wet. Oh well, no need for a shower that night. Over the 17th and the 18th we traveled from forty miles south of the border to Jasper, Alberta National park. About 550 miles total. We stayed at Banff National park the first night. This park had three...

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May 16, 2017 - Shelby, MT May 16, 2017

Greeting Folks, I have been getting several messages from folks and the message has been that most folks like what they are reading on here. If for any reason you wish to be pulled from this e-mailing list, just let me know and I will stop sending them to you. No hard feelings. I understand "life" can get in the way, so some folks surely don't need ramblings from an old fart like me cluttering up their in box every day or so. Just let me know. Currently the wind is blowing so hard here that the camper is rocking steadily back and forth. In...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Back in the USA

We had no problem getting across the border, just one agent and barely got the mirrors through the lane - she would have opened up the other gate if we had needed it. The agent knows about horses in Ocala. The drive on Hwy 89 was scenic and very windy - we climbed up to 6000 ft and the road was narrow in many spots but traffic was light and Ray made it through. On the way we passed St. Mary which is an entry point to Glacier Natl Park and saw the mountains to the West of us. We then went through Cut Bank and one can see why it's named that,...

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2016 Eagle trip

Aug 10, 2016 - County park in Shelby MT.

Drove 175 miles and we are spending 2 nights in Lake Shel-oole campground in Shelby Mt. before moving on to Glacier NP. We were able to wash the RV which was filthy and do some laundry and grocery shopping before dry camping (no hookups) for 5 days in Glacier. Shelby is an old railroad town. The campground is inside a county park with 2 little league ball fields and playground. It was nice to see and have grass out your door instead of dirt. The dogs were able to run around too! Another plus was that we have cell service here so I could...

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