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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
FALL CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
September 2, 2016 - October 27, 2016
2 - OUR GREAT CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
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Morning over Flathead Lake in Montana
|DAY 14 - SEPT 15 - THURSDAY
We made our way across Canada in a quick 5 days. Now we are back in the USA. We started out from our campground at Whitefish, MT and drove south along the very beautiful Flathead Lake. We had visited Flathead once before in 2000 with the kids. In fact, the Christmas card picture that year was taken with a rainbow over Flathead lake behind the smiling little ones as they posed briefly before going back to fighting with each other.
On the south end of Flathead Lake is the town of Polson. We stopped there to have lunch. After poking around a little we found this funky little outside, almost like a food truck place that caught our eye. While ordering sandwiches, we were offered a taste of some of their "clam chowdah." Now we are from New England. We are thousands of miles from home. How good can clam chowdah be out here in Montana? It was good enough we both ordered BOWLS and bragged about it the rest of the trip! No kidding... Montana clam chowdah! Try it.
it was off to Missoula, home of Smoke Jumper school. We visited and
picked up a couple things at the gift shop. Then found a
campground for the night. We needed to resupply some items and
did some shopping before settling in for Night 14 in Missoula, MT.
|STATES: MT - (1) State today / (17) different States and (4) Provinces so far|
|DISTANCE: 143 miles for the Day / 4482 miles for Trip so far|
|FIREBOATS: (13) so far|
Looking over the map. So far, so good.
The camper is filthy. Covered with dead bugs. Lots of them.
Mostly Canadian bugs
We added the new stickers - British Columbia and Montana
Kalispell, MT Fire Station
Beautiful Flathead Lake
It is always good to read the signs before wondering off someplace.
Arlee, MT FD
Missoula, MT Fire Station 2
The visitor center at Missoula Smoke Jumper School
Looks just like someone we know back home.
A brave jumper
Not so brave jumper
Camping in Missoula