09/10/2014 Betsy

WESTWARD MOVEMENT The backbone of our highways! Along the Dusty Trails!   There are so many trails crisscrossing each other as explorers, exploiters, miners and settlers made their way west.  Between West Yellowstone and Bozeman on I-90 we traveled on the Bozeman Trail which was an overland route connecting the gold rush territory of Montana to the Oregon Trail. LEWIS & CLARK TRAIL Then, coming down through Missoula we were on the Lewis and Clark Trail as they forged their way west looking for the Northwest Passage.  They crossed the Rocky Mountains, Lemhi Pass in Salmon, ID and Lolo Pass,…

09/07/2014 Betsy

SULA TO IDAHO FALLS Lewis & Clark & Us   Got an early start this morning motivated by the fact there is a restaurant at the campground and we could get our breakfast.  Started out at 39 degrees, a bit nippy!  ONE MORE TO ADD TO THE POPULATION OF 37 Apparently Sula Country Store Resort is the halfway point between Salmon and Hamilton.  A family was in the cabin behind our motorhome having a baby!  Their midwife was in Hamilton, they lived in Salmon so met her half way around 3AM this morning. We never heard a thing.  Also don’t…