Sunday, July 17, 2005

Scenes from a Stange State

Montana is a bizarre place. The nature there is remarkably beautiful yet the people there make you feel rather uneasy. Of course, my impressions are based on experiences with people at gas stations and "fast" food establishments. I use the quotes around fast because they were anything but. Everyone seemed to be stuck in a mental slow motion mode.

This was especially the case in Butte. I know there is a huge mine and contaminated pit there. I just wonder if some harmful metals have made their way into the water supply there. It would go a long way to explaining things.

Some other thoughts:
  • Montana is VERY big. It takes a long time to drive through it.
  • Montana has the nastiest rest stops in the country. Some have wonderful views. It sure makes me want to go behind a bush rather than venture in to the smelly building.
  • It seem like there are more pickups than cars in Montana.
Without any further ado, here are some of the images:

Montana by Car Posted by Picasa

More Montana Posted by Picasa

View from a Montana Rest-Stop Posted by Picasa

We actually ended our day in Buffalo, Wyoming. I reserved a place in a log cabin. It was not as rustic as I expected.

Listened to audio book "The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs" by Alexander McCall-Smith. This is a great collections of short stories that follow the adventures (mishaps?) of a German professor. It is absolutely hillarious.

Coming up next - the "fun" day.

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