2018-6-11 – The Badlands, SD 

I was anxious as I drove eastward towards The Badlands.  I had dutifully noted the address of my next destination, 20055 Hwy 44, Scenic, SD 57780, but as I proceeded down Route 44 I realized that (1) no place…

2018-6-10 – The Black Hills, South Dakota 

The next morning I was off to the Black Hills, again a little nervous about the first come, first serve campsites.  

I drove through Rapid City, South Dakota, Hilary’s hometown (yay!) and bought some groceries and cold cuts…

2018-6-9 – Glasgow and Miles City, Montana 

Montana, as I’ve said before, is big.  Seriously big: 559 miles wide by 321 miles tall.  Just for reference, Massachusetts is 190 by 50.  So it’s not impossible to drive across it in a day, just arduous and exhausting.  I’m…

2018-6-7 – Glacier National Park 

 

 

 

Morning comes early when you’re camping and though I dozed on and off till 7:00, I was ready for the new day.  I popped out of bed, dressed and unzipped my tent flap only to find…

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2018-6-6 -- Limiting factor: internet access

Hi - still here!  Now at the Visitor Center at Glacier National Park and taking advantage of their wifi access.  It's slow, but better than none.  Can't post anything of note because it would take days and I can't sit…

2018-6-5 – Columbia Falls, MT, near Glacier National Park 

We finally got to Glacier, or more accurately, to Columbia Falls, a town just outside of the park.  I wasn’t thrilled by the campgrounds on the west side of the park, so I booked an Airbnb in Whitefish, figuring that…

2018-6-4 – Bad Medicine 

It’s no surprise to me that I’ve only played a few open mics and coffee houses.  First of all, most places book acts for the weekend so at best we’re talking about 57% of the week available for potential gigs…

2018-6-3 – Mixing it up in Missoula 

We had ended up in Hailey even though simply continuing up 93 would have been a more straightforward route.  Both had dotted lines on AAA maps, indicating scenic routes, but by cutting a day off of Arco we had some…

2018-5-29 – Atomic Arco, Cinder Cones and Hot Hailey 

We left the ski chalet in Irwin reluctantly – it was a truly special place, one of the most remarkable either of us has ever stayed in.  Our next stop was Arco, Idaho, which I had chosen because I had…

2018-5-28 – High in Irwin, Idaho 

Having grown up in the African bush, Andrew still sort of stays on bush time: up very early, take a nap in the afternoon.  Since we were moving south to Grand Teton the next day he rose at 5:00 a.m…

2018-5-27 – Yellowstone 1 

Weather.com proved to be reliable – reliably wrong, that is.  I arrived around 5:00, in the rain.  I guess it’s beyond the scope of current weather prediction to know just when the mountains and clouds will decide to offer a…