We left Mountain Valley RV Resort on 6/18/2021 and headed to Idaho. The first night we spent at Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel in their RV park. Nothing to write home about, except~
I HOOKED UP THE RV AND DROVE FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Tip: Make sure you plan your trip months before your scheduled day of departure. Campers and RV’s have become a way of life for many; it’s not easy to get into RV parks. Harvest Host is an option for an overnight, but they too book up fast.
Harvest Host is one night at Wineries, Breweries, Farms, Golf courses, Museums & Attractions. There is a yearly fee, and the host asks you to support their business if you can. Play some golf, buy some eggs or fresh produce, etc. https://harvesthosts.com/
Our next stop was The Best Western in Butte, Montana. We couldn’t find a one-night stay anywhere, so we decided to spend one night in a hotel. I got off the freeway, or highway in NH, and had to move into traffic coming at me both ways; others making a left-hand turn messed with traffic flow. I waited for some time and, when the path was clear to the left of me, made a bold move into the middle of the road, hoping some nice person would let me in. And, a kind Montaner did just that, thank you whoever you are! Once I was in the left lane, I had to make an immediate left into the crowded hotel parking lot and park the beast. I did it! That had to be the most nerve-wracking part of the experience.
The next day we headed to Whispering Pines RV Park in Columbia Falls, Montana. We stay here for fourteen days. I have a whole internet system we ordered to figure out while we are here. My daughter, Nicole, helped me figure out all the items we needed. Where are you, Nicole? Could you set this up for us? I’ll figure it out; I’m usually up for a challenge.
So far, we’ve run into a black bear on a hike. (Well, Joscelyn and Mike did, I was already at our truck.) I saw a giant brown bear on the edge of the woods from the freeway in Montana, either running towards something or running away from something. All I know is he was moving! It’s the largest bear I’ve ever seen. In the field across from the RV were a Mama deer and her baby. The baby was so tiny you could hardly see it in the tall grass. Mama stayed by her baby at all times; it was a sweet moment.
MIKE SAYS, “PHEW, I’M GLAD HE’S GOING THE OTHER WAY.”
If you listen to the video of the bear, you’ll hear Mike say to Joscelyn, “Phew, I’m glad he he’s going the other way.” So am I.