Nan left a little before Tina and I did. We all stopped in Big Timber for gas as it appeared to be a bit cheaper there than in Harlowton. I managed two transactions one for 18.817 gallons and one for 6.940 gallons. A total of 25.757 gallons at 3.759 pg. Will sit down and calculate out the last few fill ups and costs and miles in a bit.
From Big Timber to Harlowton it was about 43 miles. It was a steady climb all the way with a few valleys to roll around in. Mountains in the distance of at least two different ranges. It was a two lane road, so I didn't get a chance to shoot pics at all.
Was having a problem with my right mirror so i stopped and asked Tina if she would stop and help me get it adjusted a little bit. We got it adjusted pretty good. When I got back on the road, I noticed a great improvement, but it wasn't quite right yet. Tina says it is a geometry question. I did get out and mess around with it and found a good angle...I think. So you might ask what caused the problem? Well when I was pulling into Custer's last stand battlefield park, I got too close to the gate and popped it quite good. I did get it turned a little at Reed Point, but it wasn't enough to really work well for me. I couldn't believe I did that as I can normally thread a needle. I think that I wasn't paying attention to that and was reaching for my Golden Age Pass. Tomorrow will be the big test for did I get it right.
My friends from western Montana, Diane and Bryon will be meeting up with me in Great Falls on Thursday and we will go birding for the day. That will be fun. Haven't seen them since last Spring when they came to Texas and we did a Central Texas down to the Valley sweep to pick up birds for them. This should be a lot of fun. Need to see what birds I can pick up while out with them.
We know how much you like to see the parks in which we stay. So here are some pix from today.
Chief Joseph park entry
Liz and Nan are set up
Birdie, Tina and Liz
The whole group, Birdie, Tina, Liz, Nan and Mitch looks like she is leaving. She moved into a mud puddle later.
The park "love birds" and empty spots in the grass.
The fairground behind the camping spots.
Nice long drive to other buildings and fishing pond. Has bull frogs now.
Thru the playground toward the camping area.
Thru the picnic area toward the campground.
Looking up behind the pond a little yellow church.
The steps to the fishing pond, but no swimming allowed. I just wonder how many people have fallen on those steps?
Yep it could come again tonight.
They'd like you to come back again, hear, Ya'll!