Swainson's Hawk

This morning I loaded up the last minute items and was on the road by 6:30. It’s hard to tell, from a map, what kind of drive to expect. Things will estimate distances, but there are still a lot of unknowns.

I headed south, and for the first time drove through “the big hole”, which for some reason I thought was in the north east part of the state. I get confused. It’s a lovely area and I can see why it is so popular with Montanans.


We made it to the dirt road that takes you from one side of the Red Rock Lakes refuge to the other and front there onto West Yellowstone, the goal of the day. EB White made Red Rock famous with his book, The Trumpet of the Swan.

I was delighted to see Trumpeter swans as well as a variety of other birds and animals.

But it was the lovely scenery that stole the show this day.

At 4:30 we hit the hotel. Both Key and I are tired, so we’re just vegging out in the hotel. We’ll be up tomorrow to go through Yellowstone. It’s the day I’m most nervous about, but I’m going to try to be patient and enjoy the trip!

And that, folks, means I’m up to date. We’ll all have to wait for what adventures tomorrow holds!

To be continued…