Day Eight
Day Eight

Missoula, MT to Yellowstone National Park, WY
June 20th, 2004

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian & Theresa - Driving in to Yellowstone
Brian - Finding out the new windshield seal is not all that is can be
Theresa - Finding out the road to the Specimen Ridge hike is washed out
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
212 (702 total)
Sunny, incredibly rainy, forbodingly overcast
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Cows, sheep, horses, flying pigs, literate bears and bison
Norris Campground
Billings, MT

Daily Didactic
We rose early in order to get the bus to the Mountain Imports auto shop, in hopes of getting a "we are on the road" walk-in look at the increasingly noisy rear end of the bus. It sounds like we have a dead shock absorber or a broken motor mount. We got there a little after eight and their sign clearly said they opened at eight...on weekdays, turns out it's Sunday. You people and your weekday/weekend regimens. So rather than wait an extra day in Missoula for auto repair, we got an early start to Yellowstone National Park.

Theresa drove down the interstate at break neck speed and we arrived in Livingston a few hours later. We stopped in Livingston to upload a couple of initial web pages, when a deluge fell from the sky. Unfortunately, the deluge was soon delivering a small, but noticable, percentage of itself into the bus, through the seal around the new window we had put in a few weeks ago. Something to add to the todo list... Anyhow, the deluge was short and heavy, we finished a little uploading, and then we headed south to the Yellowstone Park entrance.

The drive into the park is beautiful and we rubber necked at steaming ground, meadows and bison for the forty miles in to Norris Campground where we ground to a halt for the night.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

Morning in the Missoula KOA For all of your textile needs
Countryside Shot between Missoula and Bozeman Brian, working hard for you in Livingston
Compulsory prayer, apparently Not for the large congregation
Gardiner, where pigs fly... ...and bears read
The Roosevelt Arch at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park It really goes without saying, no?
Understated The Yellowstone Post Office
Scenic waterfall Roaring Mountain, really just kind of steamy
A Park Service commentary on clearcut, no doubt The Norris Geyser Basin around Norris Campground
The plain below our campground Bison, doing what bison do
Enough said Theresa paying rent
In case you stop by

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