Day 6 - Big Sky,1974 miles & Blue Flashing Lights!
Trip Start Jul 22, 2011
27Trip End Aug 15, 2011
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We got off the interstate and drove 40 miles north, turn left, 40 miles west, turn right, 40 miles north, turn left, 120 miles west. We made good time to Great Falls, and were all glad to get out of the car….and into the book shop! A couple of books later, we did a 2 trolley shop in the supermarket, stocking up for our week in the National Park, as there will only be small trading posts there. After filling the boot even more with carrier bags we followed the sat nav another 10 miles up the interstate to get to Trader Joes, which is one of our favourite shops, very much like a Whole Foods shop
On our way out of Great Falls, Tegz sat in the front to help Lyn with map reading. Lyn put his foot down to get some speed up to finish the final 150 miles. He was so busy arguing with Tegz about her map reading skills he failed to notice the Montana State Patrol car cruising down the opposite carriage way. One Police U turn later, and it a was a very sheepish Lyn sat in the car whilst the patrol man asked him if he was aware that he was doing 89 miles in a 75 mile zone. Even Lyn couldn’t get out of this one. Big big ooops! When Lyn asked him what happens next, he told Lyn he was going to jail, but then saw the look on Tegz’s face, and quickly told her he was joking. Lyn ended up with a $40 dollar fine, and was quite relieved! Guess who stuck to the speed limits for the rest of the journey? I was quite disappointed that Lyn didn’t have to get out of the car and spread 'em….that would have made a cracking photo!
We started spotting snow covered mountains in the distance and realised we were getting closer
We were all eager to get to bed…..and have a lie in, and not get up at 6am!