Glendive, Montana, to Shelby, Montana
My favorite travel feature for this entry: A box of unscented baby wipes. They make fabulous wash cloths.
Our view from the truck window this morning – in Glendive, Montana.
The view as we pulled forward and prepared to leave the truck stop at 5:00 a.m.
Just outside of town.
After deciding that we saw a lot more animals than people, I checked Montana’s people verses cattle statictics. There are 2,500,000 cattle and 998,199 people. That’s more than 2.5 times more cattle than people.
There was a bit of morning fog.
After turning north on Route 13, we eventually turned west on Route 2 and stayed there until Shelby.
We saw a few antelope and mule deer – mostly between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Some were at a distance and others impossible to photograph with the trucker driving 65 miles an hour. 🙂
We were also surprised when a pheasant ran across the road.
We drove for a long time this morning without seeing another vehicle on the road.
Some morning scenery.
We were pleased to find a rest stop about 8:30 – after failing to find a restaurant for breakfast. Cerwin took time to wash the windows AGAIN. He has to open the hood to do that.
I was glad to get out and walk around a bit.
Look at this scene. I see a herd of horses, flowers, weeds, and discarded barbed wire fence.
Do you? Let’s look more closely.
Looking back at the chapel.
This photo shows the name of the chapel “Chinook Winds Chapel”.
Adding the name was one of the final touches before we left home.
Back on the road again after a few Nutter Butter cookies and a cup of coffee. (Cerwin fills his thermos with coffee each morning – which stays hot all day.)
These are the first and only white cattle we saw on this trip.
This would be a long bike ride.
We met three sets of bike riders today. Each appeared to be on the ride for the long haul.
Almost every field is lined with a fence.
Roads seem to go on forever.
We found a restaurant in Malta at 9:30 a.m. where there was parking for a rig.
This is the first time we parked next to a farm tractor in a truck parking lot.
We were surprised to see these two antelope in the early afternoon.
This was the scenery for most of the afternoon – with a few small towns now and them. Sometimes we saw signs for a town, but could not find a town because it was many miles to the north or south.
As we approached Shelby, we saw a mountain range to our north. I expect it is in Canada.
We saw a lot of abandoned buildings – houses and barns.
Now we are parked at the Comfort Inn in Shelby, Montana, about forty miles south of Alberta, Canada.
When I looked out the window of our room before supper, I saw that Cerwin was washing the truck windows AGAIN.
This final picture from today is for our daughter Deb (who is caring for a rescued prairie dog). This little guy ran across the pavement in front of us when we were walking back to the motel – following supper at the next door truck stop, the only restaurant in this area. I took the picture with Cerwin’s cell phone.