Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WE DID IT

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We are currently sitting in the 2 Bar Lazy H RV Park in Butte, MT. It felt so wonderful to wake up somewhere besides the drive way.

It did takes us awhile to get out of that drive way. The lights on the boat trailer didn’t want to work so Jim had to spend quite a bit of time getting them fixed. Then when we were ready, the guy who blows out the underground sprinklers showed up to do our neighbors yard and parked so we couldn’t get out. We didn’t catch him in time and he had already started so we had to wait another 20 minutes but finally got out of town about 11:30.

IMG_3012 Our dear friends, Judy and Gary, had spent a long week-end in Paradise Valley outside of Livingston so we got to “flash” them as we passed them headed back to Billings.

 

I took a few pictures of the changing landscape as we covered the 240 miles. The state is really dry and there are warnings everywhere about the fire danger.

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Sam – this one’s for you.

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27 comments:

  1. Wow! Towing a 5r AND a boat! Way to go! I'm guessing though that any wrong turns compliments of poor signage or the miscalculation of a GPS can be really troublesome?
    (Is "troublesome" maybe putting it mildly?)

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  2. Looking forward to starting to follow your blog. Hope you will join ours also at http://sherryandcharley.blogspot.com/

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  3. Just read your latest post and realized that you are at a campground that we stayed in during August of this year. We were headed to Glacier National Park / Kalispell. Also noticed that you have two dachshund fur babies just like us. Check out their pictures on our blog!

    Safe travels!!

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  4. So glad you are on the road...I know it feels good! As we are heading east, I keep looking south and west and wishing we were headed in that direction!
    Travel safely.

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  5. I just knew you'd get out of the driveway! :)

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  6. Wow! Such a lovely adventure! Beautiful landscapes to be certain! Safe travels to you! ~Hugs, M

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  7. Thanks for the tour!! Beautiful pics! ~Liz

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  8. Well, you beat us. Dave broke a tooth so has to wait while they make him a new crown. Seems like if itsn't one thing it's another.

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  9. Sometimes it's good to hear that we're not the only ones to get a slow start out of the driveway!

    By the way, how do you manage to tow TWO TOADS? That must take some nevers of steel when your passing through towns. It also makes me wonder...you must disconnect the boat before you can even park the 5er. How do you handle that?....maybe drop it and after all is parked you go back and reposition it with the truck????

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  10. Thanks for remembering my love of things train,that red/silver locomotive paint scheme of the old Santa Fe is getting rare , probably less than 50 left, That's pretty good for the life span of a paint job after a merger that took place over 10 years ago. it also means that particular engine must be a good runner, as repaints are generally done when a major shopping is needed. Good to see your back on the road again, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

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  11. I am impressed with the double tow. Will be interesting following your adventures. So glad you are out of the driveway. :)

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  12. Hi Sandie......We just left Butte about a week or so ago....we had never been there. It is amazing how different that part of Montana is from where we live on Flathead.

    Stay safe my friend,

    Jo

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  13. Us too. On our way. Sorta. But it's a start. And we went 50,000 times further than last time.

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  14. Sorry, bad math. It's 5,000 times further.

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  15. Glad to see you got away - finally! Great pics of your travels today!

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  16. double toad!..wow..can't wait to hear all about your new travelling adventures!!

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  17. Wishing you a safe journey and LOTS of fun.

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  18. Is it legal to double tow in all states? I'm not being critical, I'm just curious. Good job on your getaway. How long do you plan to be away from the driveway? :)

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  19. Congrats! And, I know you're on the road to meet me! Well ... kinda.

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  20. Glad you're on your way! Great pictures. How did Jim handle the stress of double towing?

    Keep us posted & BE SAFE!

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  21. Wahooo! Glad to see you are on your way! Wishing you happy and safe travels.......have FUN!

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  22. Glad to see you got on the road. We will be following your travel.

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  23. Double hitchin'???? Impressive!
    Your travel pics are good!
    Kathy

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  24. We are so HAPPY that you two are on the road. The pictures are beautiful! Safe travels!

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  25. Yaaaaayyyy! Happy travels! Love the pictures.

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