Tuesday, May 22, 2007
May 20 -- Missoula
Today we transversed some of the prettiest scenery in the US. We drove on I-90 through Coeur d’Alene to Missoula. Fantastic views of pine covered mountains and mountain lakes and streams. At the apex of Lookout Pass (elevation 4680’), we crossed the border into Montana and into Mountain Daylight Time. We descended for over 70 miles into Missoula stopping at the St. Regis Casino for lunch. After checking into our hotel in Missoula and resting for a bit, we headed out to see the town and the University of Montana--home of the Grizzlies. Being Sunday evening, things were pretty quiet. We had dinner in a restaurant that was built over the raging Rattlesnake Creek. Our table was in front of a window in the middle of the creek so we had a perfect view. They had a paper on the table showing you pictures of some of the wildlife we might see. The only thing we actually saw was a blue heron, but we were satisfied. Unfortunately, the hotel was having problems with their server, so we couldn’t update the blog until tonight.