Well, here we go again, off travelling to experience new adventures. This trip will bring us to B.C. via through the states, over to Victoria island and returning home via through Canada.
So we left home on Wednesday the 17th, bright and early again, because we all know that Harry can't sleep past 6:00 a.m. when a vacation is about to begin. The problem with that was that in my semi-conscious state, I apparently forgot my purse at home. It wasn't until we were about 6 hours away that I realized this, oh well, at least I have my passport. Our daughter Chantal took photos of my driver's license and sent it to me in case I get pulled over, with the misadventures that Harry and I have, we know that it is a possibility. We spent the first night in Dickinson, N.D., nice campground, although it happens to be right next to train tracks, and I counted at least 5 trains going by during the night. Normally, a train passing by would not bother me, it was the fact that the whistle was blown everytime it went by.
The next day, we continued on to Billings, Montana. We found a nice KOA to spend the night at. I decided to go have a shower, and once I was entering the stall, realized that I had brought 2 conditioners and no shampoo. So, I decided to wash my hair with a bar of ivory soap, now, men would think that this was no big deal, but us women see it in a whole different light. The next day, we continued on to Bear Tooth Pass, for those who are afraid of heights, as I am, this can be quite intimidating, although I have to admit that with the slow speed that we were driving, it was actually quite enjoyable. We reached a height of almost 11,000 feet, and stepped out of our vehicle to go see the flowers that were growing just a few feet away from snow. The whole route took us 3 hours to go through, and I would definitely recommend it, the scenery was breathtaking, I kept thinking that I was in Switzerland. While we were walking around the snowcapped mountains at such a high altitude, I started to sing "The sound of music", and twirling around as Julie Andrews would have done, but then Harry told me to get back into the motorhome before anyone heard me.
A few minutes after leaving the Bear Tooth Pass, we entered Yellowstone national park on the northeast side. Now, after hearing about this park for so many years, I expected to fully enjoy this experience and to be completely amazed. Well, let's start with the roads, the first 2 hours of travel are on a 2 lane highway where you have absolutely no shoulder and often have drops of hundreds of feet beside you with no guardrail. I'm sure you can imagine my state of mind at this point, my life flashed before my eyes several times. I was amazed to see people actually standing just a few feet from bison just to get a photo, especially after someone was killed and another one hurt from doing just that recently in Yellowstone. Some people just don't understand that bison are wild animals who are capable of killing them at a moment's notice. We then found the only campground that was within 2 hours drive of us, after paying $54.00 U.S., we parked our motorhome in what we call a parking lot. We also had to be careful as that area is known as bear country. We did make our way down to the lake and noticed that the soil was very dark, almost black, pretty neat.
Today we continued on to see a couple of geysers, one of them being Old Faithful, we waited an hour to see the water shooting out of it, it was neat, but then 2 minutes later, it was finished. Yellowstone park is quite pretty, although Harry and I felt that we were just missing something, most of what we saw at this park we had already seen somewhere in Canada, so all in all, we found the park to be overrated. After leaving the park we kept driving north and stopped at a small town for lunch, after seeing 3 tables that arrived after us being served while we still waited, we chose to walk out and go to Subway where the service was much quicker.
We are now just outside of Helena, Montana for the night in hopes of making it to Glacier national park tomorrow. Hope all is well with everyone, and do leave us a message, we very much enjoy it. Take care and until next time.