Current Location: Fort Three Forks Motel and RV Park, Three Forks, Montana
We were up a little early this morning to pack up and head out from Idaho. Malcolm noticed it was fairly chilly as he was taking care of outside stuff, but didn’t realize how much so until he went to get the truck ready to hitch up and noticed frost on the truck bed cover. Once the truck was started, Malcolm saw that the current temperature (around 7:45 AM) was 34 degrees. Brrr. That was a bit colder than the weather forecast. Might have been our location.
We headed on down I-90 eastbound, stopping a couple times for breaks, once for fuel and once for lunch. We crossed the Continental Divide on the way. Of course, the typical Montana scenery we’ve come to expect along the way, as well.
We arrived here in Three Forks around 4:00 PM (Mountain Time), checked into the campground at the motel office (we called ahead to get a reservation, just in case) and pulled the rig into our site. We had filled up the truck just down the road in case we could leave everything hitched up overnight, but found that the electric post was too far forward on the site to stay hooked up. Plus, the site is probably a little to short to do that anyway, so we unhooked the truck.
Unhooking the truck was a good thing. We found out that our RV park is directly behind a Wheat Montana bakery. The bakery has a store and deli. The baking bread smell made us hungry a little early, so we ended up eating dinner at the deli. The sandwiches were delicious. We also ended up buying a couple gifts, a t-shirt for this year’s quilt and several loaves of bread and a sleeve of bagels. Most went into the freezer for later.
After dinner, we decided to just relax in the trailer, but not before grabbing a great sunset photo op.
Today’s license plate count – 18 of 51 plates found. You can tell summer is over. Traffic is quite a bit lighter with fewer far-flung states represented.