Yep, we drove 575 miles today. From Billings, Montana to Chamberlain, South Dakota.
We were on the road at 7:45 AM. I had my coffee, Banjo Man had his green tea. We were ready.
It turned out to be one of those perfect days in Montana and Wyoming. Sunny and cool, empty roads, beautiful scenery.
I took photos but my camera is still in the car and because it is raining very hard and I am so strangely disorganized lately, the camera is going to stay in the car tonight.
It was an uneventful day. Banjo Man became fixated on the large number of dead skunks he saw either on the road or beside the road. I tried to look up “Wyoming skunks” on my I-phone, because Banjo Man said he didn’t realize Wyoming was home to so many skunks.
I did not find an explanation. But it killed about an hour.
Which is always a good thing.
We stopped at a Subway and took our lunch back to the car to eat while we continued down the road.
The last hour the rain pelted down. We didn’t have much choice as to where to eat, so Taco John’s for salads (taken along to the hotel) was the solution.
We were in our room, in front of the television, at 7:00 to watch the opening episode of “Survivor”.
We’d talked about it on and off all day, you see. Because it was more exciting than counting skunk road kill.
I remember reading a journal of a pioneer woman. Every day she’d list the dead animals they passed on their journey west: 5 squirrels, 2 raccoons, 3900 skunks!
Perhaps Bango Man is the reincarnation of that pioneer woman. 🙂