Journal entry – 9 September 2015, Wed – Red Lodge, Montana on to Bozeman, Montana

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

It’s moving day! A bitter sweet one – we’ve been in the area for 3.5 weeks – our longest time in a state, much less a specific area. We’re happy to be moving on but also really like the area – there are still trails to hike!

We eat, pack up, and start rolling. In town we head to the post office. Ashley’s glasses have not yet arrived, apparently. 3 hours to kill before the next shipment is sorted and available.

To pass time we lunch, empty and fill tanks, top off propane (they also help to trouble-shoot the trailer lights – for free! – think it’s the trailer plug that needs replaced) and then head to the tea shop for some tea for Ashley. Their card machine doesn’t seem to be working, and a gentleman says he’ll pay for her bag of tea ($10) as his random act of kindness for the day. How nice! She’s still excited about that.

Her glasses are in (as they were earlier – had them under H for Holt). We swing by the library to research locations for Xmas tree lots. A couple are only 15 miles from Temecula – that’d be grand! Also find 3 or so others that would be good. We send some emails, I tweak website settings (making journal entries their own page and hiding them from the main page) and we head on out.

Late start, 4:30ish, but Bozeman is only about 2 hours away. We stop at a rest stop for salads for supper (quick to prepare and clean up). Ashley cracks her new frames, trying to put in new lenses – apparently you’re supposed to soften them in hot water first.

We pull into Walmart – it’s a nice one! Lots of other RV’s already there. Stock-up time. we load up on groceries and get a trailer plug for me to wire in (sticking to a budget is no fun!) A snack while we revel in cell connectivity and then bed time.