Thursday, October 28, 2010
To be real honest I'm not sure if this was the western edge of North Dakota, or the eastern edge of Montana. Pretty though, no?
We pulled over at this museum's parking lot to call some hotels and find one for the night so we could determine our best route. Yeah, we travel on the fly.
We got onto a Montana backroad not long after entering the state, from Glendive we went to Circle then on to Jordan. Kinda going right through its middle towards Glacier. We were surprised that even on backroads the speed limit was 70 mph. The bugs sure do splat at that speed, lol.
Coming into Jordan, where we spent the night. This is the only stop-and-go light flashing light in town. To the left, out of sight is our motel, if you turn right there's a place to eat, or drink. One of the tiny towns we passed through had a sign that would have fit here too, "Go ahead and blink, we're still here."
I crossed the road and turned around, here's our motel. The Garfield Motel, I guess because we're in Garfield county. The owners are very nice and they've recently purchased the place and working on renovating it. That bright spot is the only convenience store in town. The town had a population of 364 peoples in 2000, and they are at least an hour from any other town. Amazing way to live.
While facing the motel I looked left and could see the bar and grill where we ate dinner.
Any wonder that the new owners are redecorating? Scary, lol. Everywhere I turned there was a new color and/or pattern, kinda gave me a headache. But shockingly of all, we had internet.
We were up and at 'em really early. This was shot real quick as we loaded the van. I think it's a similar position as when we came into town in the dark. Wagon's ho. . .
A little ways down the road we were treated to sunrise in Montana - Glorious!