Most of the way Through Montana

Current Location: Indian Creek RV Park, Deer Lodge, Montana

We were up and moving early this morning. That, coupled with today being a short driving day (223 miles) allowed us to arrive here in Deer Lodge right around noon. We got set up in a campsite then headed downtown to find some lunch. We found a nice place called Muriah’s of Montana. It was touted as a family style restaurant. The food was great, the staff friendly and the lemon drop cheesecake was to die for.

After lunch, we wandered down to tour the old Montana State Prison and the adjoining car museum. We arrived in time to take the afternoon guided tour which was very entertaining and informative. When we had stopped in the area two years ago (arriving late in the day and having to leave early the next morning), it was recommended that we make an effort to stop by some time when we could visit and take the prison tour. It was good advice.

We also stopped by the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historical Site. It was late in the afternoon and they were about an hour away from closing, so we just stamped our National Park Passport book, looked around the visitor center for a few minutes then headed on back to the trailer for the evening (after fueling up the truck).

Tomorrow it is on to Spokane (a slight change in plans as we were going to stop in Coeur d’Alene). That will put us a little closer to our final destination on Sunday of Lake Chelan State Park, where our granddaughters (and their parents) are already camped and waiting for us.

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