May 11, 2005
We drove about 7 hours to the familiarity of Bozeman. This is the place where Ben had to try and squeeze his mountain of belongings into an already full car. When we got to Scott and Kim's, Kelley from Garmisch was staying there too so we quizzed them all on Asia etc. The next night, a group of us went out for Sushi and to a bar after that. Usually we BYO alcohol in Dave's sushi, but we were informed when making the reservation that this was no longer allowed as they had gotten in trouble recently (not licensed I guess). We stood in the carpark with our cartons of beer and filled numerous Nalgenes to take in with us so it wouldn't look 'suspicious'! DJ Ben from Garmisch is the best sushi maker in the world and he treated us to a new speciality only for VIPs - the Liger - it's like only his favourite sushi.....While we were partying we ran into one of our managers from the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone. After a long night we all retreated (some in worse shape than others - Ben). The next morning we got up and headed on our next leg of the journey sad that we had to leave so soon, but we were on a deadline.