Montana is a friggin' huge state. Over 600 exits! I thought we would never make it to Wyoming. There were some interesting things in Montana that we noticed. Signs for a Testicle Festival! See the picture for proof.
We can only wonder what in the world they do at this interesting gathering! Im sure this is a normal thing with a funny name but I can’t imagine anything that isn’t disgusting or terrifying. Also there was a town called Smeltyville which coincidently smelt like onions when we drove by it on the ole' famous I-90 East. Last but not least we passed an exit for Crazy Woman Creek (or something along that lines, can’t really remember) but Jeff said he would gladly drop me off here. After 8 days of close quarters and traveling over 1500 miles together, you can only love that person so much!! Haha.
I really wish I kept up with typing along the way because I would have remembered all the funny stories that happened, but we were so crunched for time or tired or the kids were going wild that I didn’t have time to sit and type every day at the end of the day at the hotel room. I am kicking myself for not doing this.
This was a bad day for the kids. I shouldn’t say bad because they are terrific travelers. We had to stop quite a few times to pee and have lunch early because we ran out of snacks in the car. Our friend Scott that was traveling with us decided to go ahead and not stop because he was feeling good and drive on down to Gillette, WY and find us a nice hotel for the night. After lunch the boys took a long nap and we were able to cruise right on to Gillette. Scott found us a nice and inexpensive hotel for the night. It was a Fairfield Inn (a branch of Marriott). It had everything we needed, a laundry room, King Bed with a Queen pullout sofa in the other room, 2 TVS (this meant we could watch the news and not cartoons!) FREE breakfast in the morning (all the hotels we stayed in provided continental breakfast..the only way to go!) and last but not least a WATERPARK inside the hotel! We actually checked in around 7ish and Jeff went to Applebee’s to get curb side to go (finally a decent place to get a salad!) and I took the boys over to the water park. Ian loved it he was fearless ready to jump in the three foot deep lazy river. I opted to stay on the baby side which was only 1 foot deep. The only problem is Blake HATES showers, and there was water squirting everywhere, and dripping everywhere…very shower like. He hated the water park. He kept telling me to go home. (The boys now refer to home as whatever hotel room we were staying in at the time!)
All the showerlike items in the baby area!
After pool time was over it was time to do some wash…. I went to grab my wallet and grab some quarters….wait where was my wallet it was nowhere to be found! I left it in Missoula, MT!! In the hotel room!! CRAP! I called there and they said I had to wait until morning to talk to the head housekeeper lady that was in charge of all lost and found. I set my alarm, called & verified my wallet and belongings were still in there as well as Jeff’s workout shorts – and they said they would mail it to Alabama for me! Thank goodness. Four loads of laundry and a bedtime of 1145 – we were exhausted. Next stop Iowa!
To many to count! Just A LOT
Horses, Buffalo, Cows, birds.