Forget the horse, need to see a man about an ass..

Trip Start May 07, 2011
Trip End May 30, 2011

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Monday, May 16, 2011

 If you ever wonder why you ride the carousel 
You do it for the stories you can tell
Jimmy Buffett

Today was the best day.  The whole reason you do something like this in the first place is for the stories you can tell and boy, do we have some today.  Unfortunately for the readability of this blog, we won't be sharing most of them. Everything was just off a bit all day and towards the end, it just became funny.  Especially after the free drinks that the hotel provided when we checked in.  

We left Idaho Falls and traveled along the Sacajawea byway.  Personally, I liked this the best of any of the roads we have been on so far.   The road runs along a valley bordered with mountains 5 or 6 miles in each direction.   It also lies along the 45th parallel, which means that it is equal distance between the north pole and the equator, although at times it seemed to me that it favored the side of the north pole...Nonetheless, it was a beautiful road and we made up much mileage that we lost while spending two days touring Yellowstone (500 plus today and as the title indicates, I was happy to put the kickstand down)

We then rode Lolo Pass along Lolo Creek (Lewis and Clark Trail) for the last 200.  We got stuck in the rain behind a camper and he would not pull over to let us pass in spite of the fact that there were several short lanes for that purpose (It was S curve after S curve, you'd have to see the road to understand)  When we finally were able to get around him I was searching for just the right way to express my feelings of "Gee, Sir, I wish to express my displeasure that you would not be courteous enough to pull into the right lane so we could pass and get ahead of this storm".  Luckily, I remembered some sign language that my wife taught me years ago.

Do as I say, kids, not as I do.


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Patti Howell on

Hey, you may blame that sign language on the Brantley Boys. I learned a lot from them. You are welcome!

wayne-gary on

It came in very handy today. Thank Don for me

Jarrod Stern on

Lol, handy

Nathan Howell on

Hey Dad, did you know Sacajawea is buried about 5 minutes from lander?

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