August 29 – Leaving Yellowstone

We drove 640 miles today.  We left Yellowstone, drove through Montana and northern Idaho to get to the middle of Washington.  We stayed at Sun Basin RV park, which was about half an hour west of Moses lake.

Our highlight was the friendly city of Clinton, MT.  We stopped at a Conoco, and apparently the town’s small grocery store.  Had great prices and a nice environment.

Coeur D’Alene was a beautiful area in northern Idaho.  A big lake surrounded by mountains.

We finished the 3rd Otori Audible Book, Brilliance of the Moon, Tales of the Otori, Book 3.

We listened to a God Journey podcast from Wayne Jacobsen.  He is taking a break for a while, but mentioned the book “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Suppose to Be and Embrace Who You Are.”  I purchased the Kindle version and downloaded it.  I read the first couple of chapters out loud while Belinda was driving.

Meals – Fried egg sandwiches, Turkey lunch meat sandwiches in Bozemon, MT, Chester’s Fried chicken wings and gizzards from Clinton, MT market.

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Buffalo walking next to road as we were leaving

 

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Buffalo herd as we were leaving

August 28 – Last full day at Yellowstone

We did lot’s of exploring through Yellowstone over the last 2 days, so we were ready to take it easy.  We mostly stayed around the camper, went to the general store, and drove down the road 10 miles or so to get a phone signal.

Our favorite thing of the day was seeing 2 buffalo walking right down the middle of the right lane with a line of cars behind them.  We were headed the other way, so we stopped in a turn-off to watch it for a while.  We never did see them waiver from walking just to the right of the yellow lines.  Cars coming the other way would slow way down so the cars behind the buffalo hardly got a chance to pass the buffalo.

Watched the movie “Sarah’s Key” about the Jewish deportation from Italy around 1940.

Meals – bagels & cream cheese, leftover spaghetti and stew, turkey burgers and au gratin potatoes.

 

Forest fire
We watched this fire over several days. I believe it was southwest of Yellowstone.

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We were driving north. These 2 buffalo were travelling south, in their lane with a line of cars behind them. Some cars were getting around them.2 buffalo again2 buffalo - 3rd shot

2 buffalo - closeup of one