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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

It's Vacation Time!

We have had a great start to September.

Before leaving for a visit through Yellowstone Park, we stopped for the weekend at the Stecyk cabin. Phil and Ciara joined us, the Camerons came for a day out, and we just sat back and relaxed, enjoyed the beautiful weather and had tons of laughs. Even Amanda and Josh made it out for a day. Of course sit back and relax means lots of quadding, fire pit fires, "refreshments", food, etc.

Thank you Stecyks for sharing your place with us!

On Monday we headed out on our annual September adventure. Although we have been to the Yellowstone area a few times, we both felt it was worth another, longer visit. We were excited to check out a new boondocking spot I had found on one of my sites.
The border crossing was easy, and we pushed through a few hours of driving, making it to the Walmart in Great Falls. We are feeling pretty confident about the new solar install, as it was charging form the streetlight in Walmart! LOL After a big grocery fill at Walmart, we had a beverage and headed to bed.

The next day we had a shorter drive to our destination of Bill Frome Park in Idaho. Sometimes we stop and make lunch in the trailer but this time we decided to find a restaurant, We were driving through Harrison, MT when I saw the Town Haul Diner, and as there was easy parking on the street we decided to try it. What a great stop. Isn't it great when you try a little local stop and it turns out the food and ambiance is just why you travel in the first place - to see the locals and get a flavor for their life? This place was family, cowboys, office workers, etc all stopping in their day for a bite. The conversations around were lively.

It wasn't long befire we were approaching Island Park and the area where we were hoping to stop, but first we had to find a sewer dump. Again another frequent website came in handy and we found a dump, but not a water fill. We were feeling confident about our water supply though, as we are pretty careful users and had only been out for a few days at this point. So we dumped and made our way to the park. When I was looking for a boondock site near Yellowstone, this place received tons of great reviews. As we approached we were kind of wondering, but wow! Here we are in a campground that is no charge! It seems wrong to even call this boondocking! The sites are very generous, have fire pits and tables, and for those that may want, there are even toilets.

I can tell already this is going to be great...

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