Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day Two

Spokane, WA to Laurel, MT
525 Miles

Laurel, MT, is just a few miles west of Billings.

Had a great trip through the mountains. And by the way - Montana is appropriately named - lots of mountains!

We didn't do much off I-90 driving. We toured through Butte, MT. Butte is the town on the "richest hill on earth". They've been taking copper and other miscellaneous metals and minerals out of the hill and they don't see an end in sight. We toured the area they call the "uptown" area. There were lots of cool old brick buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Most of the buildings were either closed or in disrepair and the roads were torn up with construction. There were signs posted that they're working on "reclaiming" and upgrading the area. I'd like to see it in a couple years when it's back on its feet.

Somewhere along this route we saw a complete rainbow - from end to end. Neither Mum or I believe we've ever seen a complete rainbow.

We also saw these Pinto ponies. My favourite!

And did I mention that there are lots of mountains?

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