Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Until next winter....

Well, this is the end of our Desert Wanderings for this year. Join us next winter as we head out to discover Baja California! Come with us while we make our way from Mortlach Sk to the wilds of Mexico - narrow roads and all. Adios!

Monday, April 14, 2008

We are home Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada, EH !!!!!

Well there are no palm trees but it is warm and the tree buds are ready to break into the first signs of growth. We brought the heat with us , it was 28 C today (82.4 F) but it will be cooling down for a spell. We are setting up our sweet shoppe for another season of business.

End of our journey in the great USA

  We stopped into the town of Fort Benton on the Missouri river for a bite to eat. What a cool town!
We ended up staying one more night in Montana because we found  another hotspring. We stayed at their rv site and soaked in the pool, ahhhh we love hotsprings. It is called Sleeping Buffalo Hotsprings and the people there are very friendly and helpful. Check out their site at sleepingbuffalo.blogspot.com for pics and info. 

Friday, April 11, 2008

Boulder Hot Springs

Butte, Montana

Montana scenery

April 11th

Montana! The second last day of travel after 3 days on the road. We are getting a bit road weary since we have been pushing through. 

This morning we left Arco, Idaho headed east and then north on I15. Lots and lots of Albertans and even Saskatchewanians on the road - all snowbirds we suspect. 

We saw a really good movie filmed in Butte a few years ago - cannot remember the name at the moment - so decided to check it out. We stopped at the visitor's center and then headed to the historic downtown. Butte is based on mining and has a lot of it's old buildings intact. The problem with downtown is that it is a bit rough looking with many of the buildings empty. We strolled around a bit and then headed back to the rig and back on the road.

Just up the road we stopped in the scenic town of Boulder. Realizing that it has a hotsprings - and since Derek has been talking about nothing but finding a hotsprings - we decided to go in search for the resort. After grabbing a really good pizza in town we drove the 3.5 kms to Boulder Hotsprings. We enjoyed a soak - males and females are separated - a first for us. We enjoyed the heat immensely since our bodies are still trying to get used to the much cooler temps - my apologies for keep bringing that up but you have to understand that we have been completely enjoying the southern climate. Palm trees, oh do I miss palm trees...

Back on the road we have made a late arrival into Great Falls. This is our 106th and last night away from home. Tomorrow we will do some last minute shopping in GF and then head home. Unless of course we find another place to stop along the way. You never know.....

Thursday, April 10, 2008

In the shadows....

Shoshone, Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

April 10th

Hello - day number two on the road to home. 

After a good stay at the Thunderbird Hotel we spent the morning walking and shopping in the historic part of Elko, Nevada. We really like this town and all the people we met were very friendly. We started the morning right with a good cup of coffee from Cowboy Joe's - www.cowboyjoecoffee.com - a great shop with great coffee and stuff. Needing a bite to eat before we started shopping we headed over to the Stockmen's Casino and Hotel. We left stuffed for $12.

We stopped at a few shops and found somethings to buy. In particular we want to tell you all about J.M. Capriola Co. - www.capriolas.com. A great western shop with great people - if you need western wear or equipment this is the place! 

By 1:00 we were back on the road headed east to Wells, Nevada and then north to Idaho. Another windy day and some snow showers. Thankfully, the sky looked a lot worse then it was. 

At Shoshone we stopped for dinner at the Manhattan Cafe - a neat place. Then headed back on the road east to Carey and on. We just managed to see the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve as the sun was setting. A neat geography created by a volcanic eruption.

Tonight we are in Arco, Nevada on our way to Montana tomorrow.  Almost home!

Cowboy Country Nevada