Daily Archives: 10/10/2014

Browning, Great Falls distances

We spent last evening in Browning, Montana. When we booked into the motel, the owner was keen to let us know he was giving us a great deal on the room. Midway through the transaction, he insisted I take the key and view the room. “You’ll come back here and you’ll thank me.” I returned to the office with a thank you and a smile. That’s all you can do when you’re asked to be impressed by the added bonus of a large jacuzzi.

We spent a lot of time in the car today getting some miles behind us to ensure we can spend some time in our weekend destination. We did stop off at Great Falls and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Centre on the Missouri River.

Great Falls, MontanaLewis and Clark Interpretive Centre - Great Falls MT

Gudrun at the Centre recommended Snyder Drug Soda Fountain for a quick lunch. The waitress was keen to help us save money so we ended up sharing the lunch special (sandwich and soup) and splitting a milkshake.

Snyder Drug - Soda Fountain - Great Falls MT

We made it to Billings, enjoyed an Italian meal at Johnny Carino’s then headed to the bar so that someone could enjoy a Moose Drool Brown Ale. I had a glass of Pinot Noir in case you’re wondering.

Beers on tap - Billings

A coyote welcomed us to Montana after we crossed the border from Canada. Coyotes are camera shy. Either that, or I missed the shot because I was still musing on the Fay Wray Fountain adorned with the gorilla cutout spotted earlier in Cardston.

Montana from the inside of a car is mountains and plains, cattle and sheep grazing, oil rigs and wind farms, undulating hills and water bird reserves. It’s poor cell phone coverage and massive power lines. It’s big blue skies and salt pan marshes, farms and cowboys, and open highways.

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