La Quinta Inn & Suites Helena
Travel Blogs from Helena
Well we managed to leave Calgary at 8:55. Five minutes before schedule. Weather was great and we looked forward to it getting even better...no chance. At Great Falls it got down to 2 degrees and we had a rain, snow mixture coming down. The drive was fine though and we reached Helena in 6 hrs 45 mins. It was raining, but as thirsty cattle stampede to water we high-tailed it to the nearest store to buy "refreshments". Helena, or what we saw of ...
... we traveled yesterday. We stopped for a breakfast lunch at the same restaurant in Kamiah , idaho called the hearthstone. The food was excellent as I had a egg white omelet etc, because we were skipping lunch since there really are not any other places on route 12. I noticed that the geography in Lewiston Idaho was light brown and there appears to be little rainfall. In the Hearthstone restaurant we met a man named Ben who had moved there with his family, he was home schooling his kids ...
... quickly and herded it back to its appropriate corral area. As you can see, it was not very cooperative and turned on us a couple times. I have to admit, Jean was fearless. She started waving her arms and yelling at the beast and it just turned and ran. Need I say more?...Nah, I probably said to much already!
Approaching the edge of Reservation lands, ...
... crazy? It was that violent.
We drove up to Avalanche then turned around and drove back. And the view in one direction is always different than the other. On the way back we found wooden walkways and sand pebble paths down to the river and to the lake where we could get a closer view of the water and more photo ops. We never saw these on the way up.
By the time we got back to the gate, the sun was peeking through the thick overcast skies allowing ...
... Down the other side of the national park and an uneventful run across northern Montana. It was the non commercial side this time - vast spaces and lots of ranches. I can see why it is called 'big sky country'. A few bikes around - and even the Harley riders wave. Stopped to top up the oil and within seconds a couple had stopped to check we were ok. Overnight stop in a Days Inn in the state capital Helena - doing the blog and planning our foray into ...
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