Saturday, May 17, 2008

It's even better than I imagined

We arrived in Great Falls around 10pm local time after 14 hours on the road. Mark did a stellar job of getting us here. We made a few good stops along the way, the ac worked, and Mark and Maria kept the tunes flowing. Car trouble was minimal.

The scenery changed as soon as we hit Issaquah on the 90 and in my estimation just got better and better through the wide dry fields of Eastern Wa to the windy climb up through Idaho's silver mining past, all the way to Helena Montana our highest point along the way at 4000ft. The drive down from Helena north to Great Falls was spectacular. The moon followed us along as the sun set across the dry scrub filled hills.

We met up with our host Jack Tielman in the Sip and Dip Lounge as planned and met a whole bunch of new friends who had come from Canada and other points Montana for the event. The best part of the whole evening besides the excellent drink served up in a fishbowl that Mark and I shared was the saucy mermaid doing turns in the pool. She was quite a site to behold.

Today is a new day and we are getting our bearings here in our cozy hotel room. Greasy breakfast is at 10 and dinner tonight is at the Montana Supper Club. This may be nirvana.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Brian said...

The phone sign below the Stoner establishment is a particularly courteous gesture. "Hi, I'm totally FUBAR, who am I just calling?"

Happy Trails,

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