At breakfast, a local man came up and introduced himself as owning the towing service in town. He told us that he recently had to tow a totaled Model T Touring car. The driver had stopped to make a left turn and a car of kids slammed into it from behind at 65mph. Everyone in the T was thrown from the car a considerable distance but they all lived. His story added fuel to Larry’s concern of getting hit from behind when driving on the freeway.
I made a recording of the sound in our car as we were driving along. I will try to post it.
The guys have driven the entire time. They don’t seem to mind. Neither do Linda and I.
We drove through the mountains in the afternoon. The guys were very aware of how slow we took the long hills so they kept moving off to the shoulder to let people pass. A lot of traffic with a strong head wind made for hard driving.
We arrived at Linda’s cousin Sharlene and her husband Kenny Kolb’s home in Helena late afternoon. They have a beautiful view of the valley and mountains from their home. It was nice to chat and relax. Sharlene and Kenny, and Linda and Larry used to double date in high school so they had a lot of catching up to do. We had some tasty apple cobbler and retired early.
Ken Hill says
I have been following you the whole trip .I emailed Merv a couple times but maybe you
didn’t check your email ?? Sounds like fun to me .Take some pictures of you and Merv .
Hope you have a good time now . Ken
Tom Angland says
I love the beautiful pics. Makes me jealous. I want to run out of my office and drive west. What a grand adventure!
Ed and Joanne says
Enjoying your narrative and photos very much. Photos are incredibly sharp and substantively impressive. Sheila’s verbal descriptions could easily be developed into a travelog piece for the Startrib Sunday Travel Section. Surely, it would be an intriguing article, especially considering that so few people have the equipment and mechanical wherewithal to do what you are doing. We’ll help edit–if you like.
Great work–all around: the driving, the navigation, the tenacity and determination, the scenery, the people and countryside–and, of course, the strong verbal footprint you’re leaving for everyone to enjoy.
Joanne and is at Salolampi and, I hope, keeping up with your adventure on her iPad.
All best to the back country explorers.
Ed & Joanne