|Unique statue in Helena, MT|
We did the 1600 mile trip in 3 1/2 days spending one full day in Lakeside, MT with my cousin and her husband.
First we delivered farm equipment in Three Forks, Montana. This area is interesting. The large "valley" is bordered with distant mountains. The area is rolling hills, tall grass, and grain fields. We were a bit disappointed to see small cul de sacs of houses sitting in the middle of fields. They looked out of place.
|Looking out across the fields at Three Forks|
From there we went north along the west side of Yellowstone National Park. We kept our gazes on the sides of the road but all we saw were a couple of squirrels. after the park, we saw bison and mountain goats at a drive through safari place. A little farther along, I looked down a meadow and spotted a dozen elk.
|West side of Yellowstone|
I spotted a place call Island Lodge on Seeley Lake. I think it would make a great place for a writing retreat.;)
We made it to my cousin's place in Lakeside, Montana about 7 PM. The next day they took us to Kalispell and Whitefish. We had lunch at Craggy Range Bar & Grill. It had a great atmosphere and good food. I also checked in with local book stores to see if they would be willing for me to do a signing in the future.
|Whitefish City Park at the lake|
|Mikey was bored|
It was a fun trip we plan to make again but when we have more time to check things out and take a couple of highways that will take us to more remote places.
Have you been on a trip to explore a part of the country where you live lately?