I almost tossed the flip flops in the closet and pulled out my socks and boots, but I’m a die hard flip flop lover and I just couldn’t do it, even though it was only 1C, 34F when we left Butte, MT yesterday! Now I’m not completely crazy, it wasn’t long before I was in the warm truck and by noon the temperature was 22C, 72F so flip flops were appropriate 🙂
Just outside of Butte we crossed the continental divide, it was all down hill from there! We also noticed signs stating “Truck Speed Limit 45” and then “Truck Speed Limit 35” followed by “Truck Speed Limit 25”, which was a clear indication to us that there was a long downhill stretch coming and they were trying to slow the trucks down … and it was a long hill! It is long hills like that when hubby really appreciates his engine brake, he didn’t have to hit the brakes once down the hill.
As we came down the hill we hit the prairies and did a little happy dance because it’s only going to get warmer now 🙂
Our original plan was to spend the night in Billings, MT but as we got closer hubby decided we might as well continue on. Traffic was light, we had clear blue skies, and no real plans for Billings, so hubby thought we should continue on to Casper, WY and gain back the day we lost in Missoula. I wasn’t complaining because we turned south just after we left Billings and that just meant we are closer to warmer temperatures!
As we approached the state line Montana treated us to a beautiful show of fall colors.
All the colorful trees disappeared when we crossed into Wyoming.
I was finally able to get a picture of what we think are antelope. They have been gracing the fields along our entire drive today so I was happy to finally get a picture.
Until next time …