2014 Oct 5 – Day 109 – Sidney, MT to Havre, MT

Today we drove almost half way across the Big Sky State of Montana (their actual state motto is The Silver State, but Big Sky used to be on their license plates and describes it perfectly for me) leaving behind most of the interesting bluffs we saw in western North Dakota.  We were on the big, old, almost-flat prairie. Most of the views were of cattle grazing, a few horses here and there, hay fields and open-to-the-horizon grassland.

IMG_1966 IMG_1971 IMG_1975 IMG_1977 IMG_1978I love Montana.  We came here several times during the years our son attended Montana Tech in Butte and we drove through the middle on one of our road trips a couple of years ago.  Even though there is not a lot of variation in the landscape the sky changes constantly.

IMG_1996 IMG_1998We stopped for gas not too far out of Sidney and this gal from Texas was filling up her giant Hummer.  I would love to have been there to see her clamber back into that thing.

IMG_1979We drove by a collection of derelict grain elevators (and lots of newer ones too)

IMG_2029We passed a railway siding with three VERY long stationary trains.

IMG_1987 IMG_1988We saw a selection of dinosaurs and other animals positioned on the hillside.  There is a Dinosaur Trail in Montana leading to seven or so museums and digs.

IMG_1989 IMG_1990 IMG_1994We went by these two lovely pinto horses and  I asked John to turn around so I could get their picture.

IMG_2050 IMG_2049I was able to snap a photo of this pueblo-looking church.

IMG_2055But my favourite thing to photograph as we drova along today was the sky and the clouds.  I kept telling myself to stop taking photos of them but I kept succumbing to temptation when the next formations came into view.  I have posted my favorite ten sky photos from today.  I would like a vote on your favourite.  Please just message me the number of the one you like the best.  I’ll tell you tomorrow if there was a clear favourite and which is my favourite.  Just for the fun of it.

IMG_2001   1.IMG_2008  2.IMG_2009   3.  IMG_2019   4.

IMG_2017 5. IMG_2037  6. IMG_2044  7.IMG_2052  8.IMG_2058 9.

IMG_2021 10.

 

 

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