Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019, MT

I was feeling like a getaway, some girl shopping and since a small shopping center was within walking distance of our park, that is what I did yesterday morning. I stopped at TJ Maxx, Ross, REI, and Famous Footwear. It was just what the doctor ordered and felt good to just browse around. While I was gone, Tom took my car to the car wash (it needed a cleanup after getting stuck on the mountain road toward Garnet Ghost Town), gassed up his car at Costco and ran some errands.

Today was moving day, a 245-mile drive east along I-90 to the KOA at Livingston, the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. We made a reservation for four nights, as they had a special deal for Saturday night ($20), a good break.  We have mostly stayed at KOA’s on this trip as they are consistent and conveniently located, although a bit pricey. We usually consider other options and many times the prices of others are comparable, especially with the 10% discount. We are cumulating points rapidly and might even get a free night soon.  I can see the fast moving Yellowstone River through the trees near our campsite.

The Rocky Mountains to the East.

The Yellowstone River with the Absaroka Mountains in the distance.