Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vacation Day 1

Today we started our vacation. We left the house at 8:00am and after stopping for a quick bite at Tim Hortons, we started on our way.

We drove down to the Climax border crossing and continued on until we hit a huge storm just outside of Havre, MT. We saw huge black clouds and were headed right towards them. And we saw some great lightning too. The road veered off to the side and we ALMOST went around the storm. When we got into Havre, it started POURING and hailing. The hail was small and soft so it didn't dent the car. But it was scary and we couldn't see so we had to pull over and park under a gas station overhang for a couple of minutes. It stopped as quickly as it started and we went on our merry way.

I drove for quite a while and then handed over the reigns to Dale shortly before getting into the mountains. Dale drove us the rest of the way to Missoula, Montana. It's really pretty here. We are in a little valley towards the edge of the Rocky Mountains and we have some pretty scenery just outside our hotel window

We got stopped by a cop on our way in because of speeding, but he saw we were from Canada and took pity on us and just let us off with a warning. It is REALLY hard to see the mph on my car's dash! It's fine at night because it's lit up, but during the day it disappears. Luckily our GPS tells us how fast we are going too, so that helps.

Anyway, I'm exhausted, so I'm off to bed soon!

Bye for now.

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