All of Sunday was spent driving through Montana. It's a lot bigger than I thought! I kept watching for mountains, and finally realized that most of the clouds I saw on the horizon on 3 sides of me were the only indications I would get of the mountains on this day. The only real mts. I saw were to the north, and the only clouds in the north were directly over the tallest of them. So until I get to Glacier, later today, I'll have to settle for the clouds that herald the presence of the beautiful Rockies.
I stopped a bit early, about 3:30 pm, at Shelby MT. The Comfort Inn was charging more than 150.00!! so I found a locally owned place for 50.00. Ne reason to spend ALL of my savings before I get to CA, now is there? This motel is built on a serious hillside, as is half the town, and it consists of a lot of little buildings. As you can see - JJ and I stayed in room 60. She doesn't like all the strange noises here - big man footsteps in the room above me, a train whistle now and then, and other equally unfamiliar sounds. She's quite the coward. We won't be able to do any hiking in Glacier, as they don't allow dogs on any but 1 trail because they are so tasty and attractive to bears. S'okay. I'll pull off at the inevitable overlooks and take lots of pictures. I read that the best pics are at dawn and sunset. God woke me at 3 am, just in case I wanted to try for dawn, and I politely said I'd rather stay in bed, if that's ok. It was, and I did. I'll never be a photographer, now will I? And when you consider that sunset is after 9 pm, which is after the point at which I am gritty eyed and dragging, I doubt that the sunset photo shoot is an option either.