Thursday, May 11, 2017

Are We Nascar Fans?

Shelby, Montana
Trails West RV Resort

Bill pulled out of the RV park at 9 am with Harry following us.  The sun was shining and it was a warm day.  We were headed north on I 15.

When we stopped at the rest area, a lady stopped Carlena and said she'd been following us and came into the rest area to ask if we were Nascar fans.  She saw the orange "numbers" on the back of the coaches.  She thought she saw numbers eight and eleven.  

It took me a while before I realized what she was talking about.  Harry installed his orange leis in the shape of an eight.

I guess we look like number eleven.

A nice fellow offered to take our pictures.  

Ron, the photographer, then thought we should have a photo by the sign.  

If you click on this photo, it will enlarge it so you can read it.

I drove the second leg of our travels today and Bill took some beautiful scenery photos.
The 235 miles covered all kinds of terrain.
Yes, there were a lot of orange cones on the highway.

This is the Missouri River where Lewis and Clark traveled.

We are currently in Shelby, Montana at a Passport America park called Trails West.  Full hook ups for $18.73.  Thankfully, we called yesterday and the girl told us to enter at the Shopko parking lot.  It might have been difficult to find the entrance as it is in the rear of the Best Western.

When I came inside to put the slides out, the coffeepot was on the floor, with the decanter shattered all over the floor. I've left the coffeepot on the counter ever since we've had this fifth wheel and also in our old Cardinal and it's never moved around.  The good news is that the Shopko is right here.

Instead of buying a new carafe, we bought a Mr. Coffee with a thermal stainless steel carafe.  Hopefully, it will survive the roads ahead.  

Carlena insisted upon taking another picture of us.
She even got in it too.  See her pretty finger.

Even though we are 35 miles away from the border, we felt like the adventure was beginning today.

The girl at the park check in told us this place was 10 miles away but worth the trip.

When we walked in we were asked if we had reservations.  

I had told Bill earlier in the day, I hadn't had any beef from Montana.  It doesn't taste like beef we get in Arizona.  I ordered a steak and it was delicious.  Harry said his meal was the best he's had.  Bill ordered a burger that was a half pound.  Everything was cooked fresh and nothing frozen.  

I realized I had 3 packages of ground beef in the freezer that I had divided and separated that wasn't labeled from a store.  I also had two onions left.  I cooked them up and hopefully, it won't be a problem.  We have two clementines, we'll eat tomorrow morning.  

Another great day.

Turtle Safely.......


  1. The steakhouse was closed when we were there so we ended up at the Mintana Club and had the best rib eye we've ever had at the most reasonable price. We also stayed at that park.

  2. Sorry you lost the coffee pot, but the thermal one will probably travel better. And it will keep your coffee hotter without making it bitter by overcooking. We have had a thermal pot (Cuisinart grind and brew) for almost as long as we've been married. Don sets it to make coffee automatically at 5:30 am and when I finally get up an hour or 2 later (okay, sometimes 2.5 hours later) it's still piping hot. Love your pictures and that you 4 are traveling together and sharing the experience. Keep on keepin' on!

  3. Guess it was time for a new coffee maker anyway.
    Good luck with your border crossing, should go very smooth.

  4. We've had a Coffee Maker with the stainless Carafe for years because of the same problem.
    You shouldn't have worried about the food crossing into Canada. We always have problems with food crossing into the US.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your trip!

    It's about time.

  5. Hope the border crossing goes well. You might want to consider putting the coffee pot on the floor with some of the Yukon highways.

  6. funny about the numbers.
    That was beautiful scenery.
    The adventure begins. Enjoy.


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