Friday, May 6, 2011

Big Sky Country

It was a nice day for travel. Only a little wind, light traffic, gentle hills, and more gorgeous views. We drove about 230 miles, with a fuel stop in Butte (got 9.2 mpg on the last tank—love it!), and a lunch stop in Helena, arriving in Great Falls early in the afternoon.


We were all able to get into the FamCamp at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, MT, with grassy sites near each other. Photos will follow tomorrow, as it was too cloudy to get good ones today.

Nobody felt like cooking, so I used my Android phone to find a 5-star rated steakhouse less than 2 miles away. We all piled into the Forbes’ Jeep Liberty and went out for a scrumptious dinner.


If you’re a blog junky, or just want more views of our trip, be sure to add the following blogs to your list, as there are frequent, if not daily, updates: Larry & Marilyn’s blog and Dennis & Carol’s blog. They are experiencing the same thing but have a different perspective, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading what they write.


  1. We are following your adventure from our B & B in Yorkshire. Hoping to see some of what we saw in Alaska in 2009. Are you doing Top of the World highway? You have to gold pan in Chicken. Lots of our trip is on our blog. Hopefully fuel prices come down soon. Safe travels everyone.

  2. Sorry you weren't able to spend a little more time in our old "home town" of Butte. Well, not terribly sorry. There's not a lot to do right there, but we could have told you about getting pasties at Joe's Pasty Shop, or pork chop sandwiches at Pork Chop John's.

  3. Wow, we are having fun with you too. Keep up the photos and thanks for the links for Forbes and Hill's blogs. It will be fun to read along with all of you.
    Travel safely. Thinking of you both.

  4. Looks like ya'all are having a great time. The pictures are great, still snow on the mountains, I love it. Keep us in the loop.


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