Thursday, June 01, 2006

Alaska Day 16


Wednesday May 31, 2006 Cody Wyoming to Great Falls Montana
We got our two weeks of mail from Escapees around noon and headed north from Cody.

"The One That Got Away" -- No, we didnt go fishing; we just came really close to Bear Tooth Pass between Wyoming and Montana, but were advised that it was not motor home passable yet. They had just plowed for travel and snowdrifts were 16 feet high, so we opted to simply remember the trip we took on the motorcycle a few years ago. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful and breathtaking pass we have even driven, except maybe for one in the Alps. We followed the Lewis and Clark route through lush green meadows and rolling hills. For nearly 100 miles we had a view of the "Crazy Mountains" in our windshield or side windows. These were gorgeous snow covered peaks that just seemed to pop out of nowhwere after the views of the Beartooth range. After the Crazy Mountains view we entered lush green pasture land in rolling hills criss-crossing the Yellowstone River several times. The pictures do not do the windmills justice. These guys are mamoths. I have seen windfarms before, but this one comes right next to the road, so you can see just how big they are. Taking the 87 bypass around Great Falls Montana to the Wal-mart, we drove along side Missouri River. Nice bike paths and a beautiful water fall at a lock and dam. The Black Eagle Dam.

On to Wal-mart for a nice restful evening......Cross into Canada tomorrow.....and its only taken 16 days from Texas.....Big Grins.

Todays pictures are here.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LET ME KNOW YOU ARE ALRIGHT-NO POSTING SINCE JUNE 01. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME-ENJOYING THE PICTURES AND STORIES. I LOVE YOU

VICKI