Thursday, July 12, 2012

Moving West - Day 4

Day Four dawned bright and early ... we had to sight-see in Keystone before hitting the road and heading to Missoula, Montana.  J. and I technically met in Montana and, while I wanted to head back to where it all began (Big Sky), he wanted to stay in Missoula because that's where a River Runs Through It was filmed.  He's such a romantic.  Missoula was actually farther down the road and closer to Washington so, at the end of the day, it made more sense.  

Our route for the day:

Mt. Rushmore

A close-up

Another close-up

I was slightly worried that I was going to be disappointed by Mt. Rushmore.  We visited Hoover Dam in January 2010 and I was majorly underwhelmed.  I was worried the same thing would happen with Mt. Rushmore but, I am happy to report, that that was not the case!  If you have the opportunity to see Mt. Rushmore, you should definitely take it!

One of the few pictures we took along the way

Our new home

Our old home

One last picture

And then we were off!

 The scenery was starting to get better:

 Welcome to Wyoming!

 Addy getting some fresh air:

Lucy getting some fresh air:
I love her little ears :)

We took a slight detour in Wyoming to see Devil's Tower.

Our first glimpse of the tower:

They were about ready to jump out of the car and run away:

We made it through Wyoming and into Montana!

Our first glimpse of mountains:

While we didn't stay in Big Sky or Bozeman, we did stop in Bozeman.  We definitely need to go back at some point in our lives.  Big Sky was great skiing and we've got a lot of great memories there!

We made it to Missoula - we stayed just outside of the city in a LaQuinta Inn (they are dog friendly for all you people road-tripping with dogs!).  J. was underwhelmed with Missoula.  I am sure there is more to see and we would have had more fun if we could explore the town a bit more, but we didn't see much before hitting the road for our last day of traveling!

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