Hello from Anaconda, Montana! We are staying at the Fairmont RV Park, until we leave for Polson, Montana, on Saturday. The temps have been in the mid thirties at night and low sixties during the daytime. While many people are wearing shorts in other parts of the country, the Radcliffs are still in long sleeves, slacks and jackets.
Our trip from West Yellowstone took us north along Highway 191to Belgrade, where we spent several hours having the oil changed on the Tour. We were on the road again by three o'clock and several hours later arrived in Anaconda (off of I-90 near Butte, Montana).
Our drive north was beautiful and it took us along the Gallatin River on the right of the picture. Snow is still on the mountain tops in this part of the country.
Spring rains made the week a very soggy one. On Monday, we drove to Helena (the state capital). We enjoyed seeing the capitol building.
The capitol building at Helena
The outline of Montana can be seen it the yet to be planted flower bed in front of the capitol building.
Beautiful lilacs were everywhere.
On our way back from the drive to Helena, we saw two bald eagles flying above the river. That was a thrill.
The rest of the week we spent trying to dodge the rain. We felt lucky to get in one bike ride! On Wednesday, we drove to Butte to see "The Great Gatsby." In addition, we have spent time reading and working on an online AARP driving course.
Hopefully it is going to clear up for our trip to Polson on Saturday. Thank you for checking in with us this week.