Greetings from Dillon Montana

May 31, 2010 - 4:33 pm 2 Comments

I meant to mention yesterday that a Winnebago View pulled in next to us last night. The tag was from Wyoming. Remember how I told you we belong to a forum on the internet for Winnebago View owners. We share information about our travels and things about our rigs. Remember we met “Bob from Virginia” at the Old Faithful parking lot? OK, so when the View pulled in next to us and it had a Wyoming tag on it, I told Greg to ask the guy if he was “Ken from Wyoming”, which is how he is known on the web site. Well low and behold, it was Ken, and we told him we were Bonnie and Greg. We see each other’s names on the entries on the web site, so you tend to get to know the folks by their signoff name. Nice guy and his wife. Well they are really into the wildlife in Yellowstone. So much so they get up at 4:00 a.m. in the morning and head into the park to look for wildlife. He showed us a lot of the most unbelieveable photos of bears, wolves feeding on bison, owls, every kind of wildlife imaginable. They know the bears so well they even name them!!! They were total experts on the wildlife of the park. No wonder Greg and I didn’t see anything much. We stayed in bed til 7:30 a.m., had a leisurely breakfast, and THEN headed to look for wildlife. You have to laugh!!

We started with a very welcome sunny day. After getting groceries and getting diesel we headed out. We had a great day driving through part of Idaho, following the Snake River. We had lunch right by the river as you can see in the first photo above. This portion of Idaho was in Lincoln County. So here’s a shout out to our friend from Lincoln County, Georgia. After crossing into Montana, you see the “big sky” the state is known for. Great dramatic spances of hills and fields full of cattle.

We found the nicest little gem of a park in Dillon Montana for the evening. Dillon is a small town but I found this park in my Good Sam book. Well it’s a small park but what a beautiful little park. We literally drove into town, turned left, and there it was. Very nice “pull through” spaces. A stream runs through the park and there are beautiful mountains all around us. The lady who owns it says she has camped near Chattanooga many times. The office area has a free video rental, and a book exchange which is wonderful for travelers. We just leave books that we’ve already read, and exchange for books that we haven’t read. Works well all around for all travelers.

We have driven 2500 miles so far. By the time we set up in the park a storm rolled through and we had lots of rain. The temperature dropped quickly but we are snug as a bug. I’m baking a peach cobbler for Greg tonight. He’s been a good boy today!

Tomorrow we will continue driving north through Montana and spend the evening in Great Falls. That will be our last evening in the United States for a while because we will cross the Canadian border Wednesday.

Stay tuned. Bonnie

2 Responses to “Greetings from Dillon Montana”

  1. Pat Says:

    How far do you travel in one day? We average only about 6-7 mpg in our 1 1/2 ton truck, (not diesel) pulling our 40 ft. fifth wheel. My husband only drives 55 mph to conserve gas so we average 250-300 miles a day. That’s enough for me in that truck! So we take it quite slow I guess. You probably go a lot faster with a diesel engine and have better mileage.

    I look forward to hearing about your Alaskan adventures.

  2. Benjamin Says:

    Wait a minute, Dad lets you use your real names on this public forum?? I figured you’d have code names like ‘Eagle Eye’ and ‘Master Planner’

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