It's really big.
The scenery is beautiful. The people are friendly. The rest areas are fragrant.
And the state is assuredly big.
We had Braeden drive on an extremely curvy mountainous section of road in Northern Idaho which maybe wasn't our best idea. His driving is a little heart pounding all the time. Going 70 down a steep windy road doesn't help. As he pointed out, all he needs is practice. So we'll give him practice.
In small doses.
On straighter roads.
Montana has been a pleasant venture.
We stopped at the 50,000 Silver $ a.k.a. the biggest gift shop in Montana.
I contemplated buying a lacquered Elvis picture...
Or a snazzy hat...
It was a lot of water for someone who grew up in the desert and even for the rest of the water loving family with webbed feet. (Speaking of feet, Emma couldn't resist and put her feet in the river--I think the Jefferson.)
Some family members can pose nicely for a picture at the headwaters of the Missouri River...
And some cannot.
Horace wouldn't look at the camera either.
He just couldn't get over all that water...
So today we hit South Dakota. Assuming we get out of Montana.
It is a really big state.