Monday, August 13
We woke up to another beautiful morning; it felt like Fall. When we left the hotel it was 55 degrees and clear. We gassed up and went to the Montana Nugget Casino again for breakfast. We planned on heading south. As we were leaving Kalispell, we found this beautiful church.
Fishing on Flathead Lake in Big Arm, MT.
After we left the lake area, which was pretty congested as it seemed to be a resort/tourist area, we came to the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful! Unfortunately it was getting smoky again.
Not far down the road we found a roadside stand selling cherries so, of course, we stopped. We bought some Lambert cherries. They were the best I’ve ever tasted. Yum!
Unfortunately, our route had us get on the interstate (I90) at Missoula until we got off at Drummond. We drove around the little town and found two small churches.
Of course we had to stop in Hall.
In Phillipsburg, MT, we found a couple of churches, a jail and a high school.
Just outside of town, we found a barn that had such pretty, rich-looking wood.
We got to the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge in Livingston, MT at 7:30 PM. A problem with booking hotels online when traveling is you’re not really sure what the hotel looks like until you get there. When we pulled in the parking lot, Tommy said, “Kerry, I don’t think this is it.” We were the only auto in the parking lot. The hotel looked like it hadn’t been updated since the 1970s.
4079 miles driven.