This morning we woke up in Casper, Wyoming, amazed that the campsite was covered in snow. Nothing to do there so we loaded the RV and disconnected the utilities. Soon we were on the highway headed for Bozeman, Mt., at least that was the plan. The drive of over 450 miles would take up to 5 hours.
The good news was that the scenery we saw was quite beautiful. First of all, there were very few towns along the way and thus very few houses as well. But there were beautiful rolling hills and amazing green pastures. And occasionally, all along the way, there were cattle grazing. If this part of the country is any indication, we as Americans will never run out of beef.
By the way, we also saw several deer nibbling on the same grass that the cows were enjoying.
Now there were a few problems. Soon after leaving Casper, it started to snow and the further north we went the more snow there was on the ground. The highway was somewhat difficult in the areas they had not yet plowed. And in some areas the snow presented a rather slippery potential.
On the other hand, we had very little traffic. Several times I looked in the rear vision mirror and saw an empty highway for miles behind us and likewise for miles ahead of us. It could have been 3am in the morning based on the traffic.
This continued until after we passed into Montana. Then the traffic picked up a little more and there was certainly less snow on the ground. Finally we made it to Livingston, Mt. We decided to cut the drive to Bozeman short by about 30 miles because we were tired of driving. We found an RV park that had space available. Curiously it was about 9 miles off the main road (Highway 90) that we had been travelling on. As we drove toward the campground, the full view of the mountain range ahead of us became clearer. There were many tall, sharp and snow covered peaks. It was incredible to see. Finally we made it to the campground and it turned out the view from our campsite was one of the best we had all day of these mountains.
So that was the excitement for a less than exciting day. We needed an adventure to close the day out so we packed up all our dirty clothes and marched to the camp’s laundry mat. There we spent about an hour and a half and all the quarters we could find to wash and dry our clothes. Everything worked out and soon we returned to the RV for dinner and relaxation.
And that is why you are getting a post from me tonight because I have time to write it and something actually happened that was worth writting about. See you all tomorrow.