I've been away from hi speed internet for days, but things are definitely looking up! [I started this blog post on 9/21 when I was under the illusion that I could upload pictures - I only got one uploaded and gave up after about 45 minutes of trying - this is getting finished and uploaded on Thur. 9/26 from a coworking space called Spark in Jackson Hole, Wy.].
Most of the day Wed. 9/19 was taken up by driving.
As you will see by the pictures the landscape is quite varied in Montana. In this series, the two pics on the right show a gravel road that I got onto directly from the Interstate. I think this was considered “Route 12.” Whatever it was, it was about 12 miles long, bumpy as hell, and reminded me of the back roads in Missouri where my mom is from! I couldn’t wait to get off this road, but the scenery was beautiful!
Not long after that I started praying for a place to pee and hopefully get something to eat! Very soon after I saw the sign for Trixi’s ahead. I pulled in and promptly went to the bathroom. The waitress was named Carol Lee and she told me I was her hero when she asked what brought me in there today. She said, “I can’t even imagine walking into a bar by myself as a woman, never mind take a trip across the country alone!” My thought was, “Um, I thought this was a restaurant…” Anyway, Carol Lee is going to pray for me for the next three weeks. p.s. Liz and I passed by this place again on our way south headed to Yellowstone!
I’ve never seen hay stacked like this, and there were also long stacks of a green crop, some bales of which you can see in the second long strip of bales. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to get the one that all green bales.
As I started to get closer to the Whitefish/Kalispell KOA, I started to relax a bit since I knew I was going to make it in plenty of time to get settled and then go get Liz in an Uber or a taxi from the train station. So I stopped at Summit Lake.
I couldn’t figure out how to easily schedule an Uber ride ahead of time, so I called the Glacier Taxi co. and they came to pick me up at the campground at 10:15 so I could meet Liz’s train, which by then was estimated to arrive at 10:30. It was closer to 10:45 by the time she arrived and I was SO HAPPY to see her! This is the moon over the camper later that night.
Barb Nangle is the founder of Higher Power Coaching and Consulting, an entrepreneur and an eternal optimist. She loves motivating others to become better and better versions of themselves, just as she has become better and better versions of herself.