Published: July 6th 2008July 5th 2008
We decided last night to forgo Canada, so we're heading east to Billings, MT and then down into NE Wyoming to Devils Tower. We'll see from there; we have ideas, but they may change.
We hate to leave Glacier NP. Scientists say by 2030 all the glaciers will be gone; that means our great-grandchildren will not get to see Glacier NP as we have.
Just east of East Glacier Park, it suddenly turns into plains. Wide open, rolling horse and cattle country. It's windy today and the wind causes the grassland colors to shift and vibrate, giving the impression that the land is breathing or has a heartbeat.
We had a tire on the camper blow out just east of Fairfield, "malted barley capitol." The lug wrench that goes to the van didn't fit the lug nuts on the camper (Murphy's Law.) Kerry had to get the lug nuts off using a pair of vice grips and a hammer. At least the weather was pleasant.
It was 20 miles to Great Falls, so we drove about 40 miles trying to find Walmart. Once we did, they didn't have the size tire we needed, but at least
we got a lug wrench.
We stopped for the night about 20 miles SE of Great Falls at Belt, MT.
There are more photos below