Thursday, June 2, 2011

Casper, Wy. to Bozeman, Mt.

This morning we left the Casper East Campground at about 8:15 and stopped at a Walmart store where we purchased a binocular to use on this trip. Today, June 2nd is a special day for me; my birthday.  I am so grateful for all who sent birthday greetings my way.  We ate our lunch in the R.V. while driving and soon after lunch we stopped in Hardin, Mt. at a Dairy Queen where Stanley informed me that they were treating me at the D.Q. for my birthday. 
The drive through Wyoming was beautiful however we all agreed that the mountains and all were more scenic in Montana.  Each state seems to have its own unique features; we were reminded as we traveled that we are blessed to live in the United States and now we have the privilege to see and enjoy more of God’s creation in this great land of ours.
We arrived at Bear Canyon Campground here in Bozeman, Mt. about 5:45pm.  When we stepped out of the R.V. we knew for sure that we were out of the South and the heat that was almost unbearable.  It was about 46 degrees and the high for the day was only in the seventies.  Our camp site has mountains surrounding it and we can see snow patches left over from their "winter" snow fall.  The wind was blowing, it was overcast, and a rain shower set in soon after we arrived so we stayed inside most of the evening.  The rain didn’t last very long and sun actually was shining for a while before sunset.
Today we traveled 411 miles which was a bit over our plan of traveling around 300 miles per day or stop at 3pm whichever comes first.  Our goal tomorrow is to travel to Glacier National Park which is about 300 miles from here.
Entering The Big Sky State

Merrill, Marie, Stanley, & Mary Jane at D.Q.

Snow Covered Mountain

Entrance to Bear Canyon Campground Bozeman, Mt.

Mountain view from our camp site

1 comment:

  1. Dairy Queen is a great place to celebrate a birthday!! Happy Birthday!!!