2015 Travels travel blog

Carpes at Havre MT Wal*Mart

U.S. 2 crosses many creeks & rivers

East of Essex we cross the Continental Divide

Another creek east of Essex

U.S. 2 passes thru East Glacier

U.S. 2 vista west of Shelby

Shelby RV park
We stayed at this park in 2012 prior to crossing...

U.S. 2 vista east of Shelby

Main Street Chester Montana

Sun, 28 Jun: Happy Birthday Nancy, the best sister in the world! May you have a healthy & happy year enjoying your wonderful family

Today we finally left the mountains and entered Montana's High Plateau. This is the section of the state that coined the phrase "Big Sky Country".

But first we had to climb and cross the Continental Divide, which we did between Essex and East Glacier. From there it was pretty much downhill for the balance of the day.

We departed the Glacier Haven RV park a few minutes before ten after filling our fresh water tank the the brim and dumping all holding tanks. Our plans for the coming week are uncertain and we do not know when we'll next have water and/or dump.

East on U.S. 2 took us up and over the Continental Divide and into East Glacier. Continuing east thru Browning and into Shelby where we topped off our diesel tank (we only took 20 gallons, but it'll be the last Pilot/Flying J (with our 6¢/gallon discount) we'll see for a while. Once Carpe was fed we topped up our "tanks".

Bob continued east along U.S. 2 another hundred miles to Havre Montana, where we're currently parked in the Wal*Mart lot. The drive was ideal except for the heat (it is in the mid 90s) and some wind. The entire route paralleled the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad so Bob was in seventh heaven playing train spotter.

Today's run was 206 miles with an overall fuel economy of slightly more than eight miles per gallon.

We'll only be here overnite and then continue east toward North Dakota.

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