With great excitement we met up with Trish Ellis and Don and loaded our excessive baggage into their van – negotiated the mid morning roads of Seattle and headed west.
Climbing through mountains, the cloud soon parted and a clear day ensured – maximum about 24°C – very pleasant driving.
The mountains made way to rolling plains with the familiar yellow canola and wheat fields.
Around 8 hours later we arrived in Missoula, a city of around 70,000 and the delightful old style house that will be our home for the next few days.
A BBQ was set up for the evening meal and along came a deer, looking for a feed and a bit of company. Such a unique experience.
The famous Gumball the cat on the lookout for food.