Today was a travel day, and this was an easy start because we had not unhooked the trailer last night. If we get into a campsite that is pretty level, and we know we’re only staying overnight, we can leave the truck and trailer hitched up. That eliminates most of the usual things we do to unhitch and hookup. If we know that we won’t be rolling off the bed because we’re tipped too far one way, we can handle little bits of non-level living overnight.
On the recommendation of our neighbors, we drove into Darby to the Montana Cafe for breakfast. Good choice! Huge blueberry pancake that was more than I could eat plus scrumptious thick bacon! There were 2 brothers running it, one in the kitchen and one in front.
The most interesting part of Darby, to me, is that the TV show Yellowstone is filmed near here. There is a big white barn off the road that we’re told was the barn shown on the Sutton Ranch. And all around are the sweeping views of the Sutton land. We also were told that some of the people from the film crew and cast have built homes here.
From there we continued south on hwy 93 to 43 eastbound. Beautiful country, uncluttered by over population. We did have a long pause along the road for construction work. The crews were working on replacing the posts and guardrails after a wildfire earlier this year. Lots of blackened and fallen trees.
We eventually met up with I-15 north and I-90 east to take us over to Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. This is another out-of-the-way spot. The drive and visitors center at the caverns is closed for the year. There are still trails for hiking to it. We found a site and settled in. We finished up that whole tire change thing by mounting the original tire back on the trailer and putting away the spare in its storage place under the trailer. It’s in a rather awkward position up near the tongue, and the best way to get it shoved up into the right spot is to have Bob steering it into place and me sitting on the ground and shoving it with my feet! It gets the job done!
I'm trying to keep a bouquet of wedding flowers, mostly Brita's bridesmaid bouquet, looking good in the trailer. I found a way to stow them when we're driving and they haven't been spilled or crushed yet!
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