Today’s extra Bozeman Boo-Boo day turned out to be one of the nicest days of the trip so far.
With no particular place to go, we stayed around the KOA campground, sitting in the sun. For a KOA, this site is fantastic, grassy areas, trees for shade and facilities to catch up on laundry and other essentials.
For me, essentials meant sorting through photos and editing video of the horse riding trip a few days ago. After most travellers had left the campground the wifi got proportionately faster, so I caught up with email and other work related matters and then took a lazy shower.
Late afternoon, I resisted the urge to drink Jim Beam with an elderly couple from Illinois across the way. Instead we unhooked and headed into Bozeman for a meal. I'd very few expectations of Bozeman and had done zero research into the town (it was just supposed to be just one in a series of hops across Montana on our way towards Washington and Seattle) so, Bozeman came as a surprise!
Thursday night is Music On Main street night in Bozeman, with Main Street closed off for street food and other vendors as well as a flatbed truck acting as a stage for the band of the night. The event was still setting up as we parked up on a nearby side street and then walked up Main Street a few blocks to Montana Ale Works.
The restaurant, recommended by Dave Simon, was clearly popular and the place was packed. We found a table outside on the patio and ordered spinach and avocado dip to start (Dave's wife's favourite), salmon, pasta, and a rare 14oz ribeye steak and parmesan fries and salad for me. A half pint of Missoula ale and several Coke refills washed it down. This was honestly the best meal we have eaten in the US so far this trip.
The Main Street Party was in full swing as we walked back down Main Street to the RV and headed out of town back to the campground. We plan to go back into Bozeman in the morning for breakfast, before our next 200 miles to Missoula where I have a sneaky feeling we’re gonna find Yogi!
|Tune of the day||Born To Run by by Bruce Springsteen|
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We planned for an early start. The alarm clock buzzed at 6:30am, but needless to say I didn’t get up until 7:00am. A quick coffee, slice of bread and jam and a splash in the kitchen sink (the RV’s bathroom tap has given up for good) and we were on the road for our 322 mile dash to Idaho.
One of the nicest aspects of a road trip in a motorhome is that when you feel like changing your itinerary, you can. And that’s exactly what we did today.
A Looking For Yogi video from Forks, Washington.
For the first time on this trip, we woke up to rain bouncing off the roof of the RV as yesterday’s sunshine had given way to thick Washington cloud.