Had a nice drive home today, glad to be here even though it was almost 100 degrees! Made a brief stop in Great Falls – Lewis and Clark would weep at the industry along the Missouri River. I didn’t take a picture of the “Great Falls,” they’ve been dammed. Didn’t see any more big white pelicans.
“Everett would never forget his first survey of the West. The mountains that had looked like a line of rickrack in the distance grew to savage teeth and then to towering wonders that pulled the train into their purple depths.” The Sparrow’s Choice
Everett and Calandra had a better view as they approached the Rocky Mountain front than I did today. It was smoky and barely visible. There’s another big fire in Glacier and the whole northern end of the front that I should have been able to see, with its dramatic cliffs and jagged peaks, was curtained off.
I saw more rolled hay bales in the last two days than in the whole rest of my life. I could have taken pictures all day it was so scenic but kept driving. Until I got back to the Blackfoot River. I stopped and had the last of my watermelon watching a fly fisherman just up the river – a postcard of Montana, well, except for the Tupperware of watermelon 🙂