It’s funny to think of taking a road trip when you already live and travel full-time in an RV, but sometimes that’s exactly what we do. In the previous post, I described a day trip we took to Sandpoint, Idaho, while staying in Trout Creek, Montana. On another day, we headed north to Kalispell, over 120 miles away.
Smoke from the increasing number of wildfires in the northwest hung all around us:
Even Flathead Lake suffered, though we did see some intrepid boaters on the water:
As we drove through the reservation, we spotted these signs identifying the rivers, written in native language with the literal translation, and the American English version. “Waters of the Moist Bitterroots” sounds a lot more melodious and descriptive to me!
We hit the stores, then Moose’s Saloon (the real reason we drove all the way to Kalispell and back!) for their awesome pizza before making the long drive back.
A drive that got longer when we came up to traffic at a dead stop along Route 28 north of Plains.
I didn’t take a photo of the wreckage as we drove by — a small car that looked positively demolished and a fifth wheel pulled by a truck that was banged up in one rear corner. Later we found out a car came left of center, the driver of the RV telling his wife to hang on, “We’re going to hit.” You can see how narrow the road is — not much room to get out of the way. The driver of the car was airlifted to a Missoula hospital, but we never heard if he made it.