Our drive started out great yesterday. By late morning, we were on the road, which is what we had hoped for. The roads were all dry with little traffic. Everything went smoothly until about 30 miles or so outside of Gillette, where we ran into blowing snow and icy roads. It took us almost an hour to finish up that last bit of the trip. We were really happy to get off the road for the night!
This morning it was still snowing. Schools were all delayed, there was black ice in all directions, and no travel to the south. Sooooo, we are going to hang out in Gillette for the day! We are not in a big hurry, and do not mind staying put, especially if the alternative is ice and snow!
The speed sign on the freeway made me laugh. I do not think Waldo could go 80mph even if he wanted to! Pretty sure there was no chance of us speeding through that area. :) Ah, but those dry roads sure were nice!
Gotta love Montana!
Another beautiful North Dakota sunrise.
We have truly enjoyed our time here in North Dakota, but come tomorrow morning, we are New Mexico bound! We have spent the last couple of weeks getting things ready to roll, and I think we are just about there. There are a few things to stow in the morning, a few things to tie down, but for the most part, we are ready to hit the road.
This month has gone by so fast and I cannot believe it is already time to leave, but everyone is super excited for the next leg of our grand adventure. We are taking it easy on the way down, and plan to arrive either Thursday evening or early Friday. The weather is looking decent, with only a chance of snow on Tuesday, so hopefully it will be smooth sailing all the way down.
For now, though, I guess it is time to get some rest, ‘cuz we’re heading to New Mexico in the morning!
My itsy bitsy little babies…
Aren’t so itsy bitsy anymore!
Happy 11th Birthday, Twinnies!
Our storage unit in Great Falls is officially empty and our stuff is on its way to New Mexico! The best part of the weekend, though, was that my parents came up from Idaho, so I was able to spend some time with them. Our time together went by too fast, but it was a wonderful couple of days! My parents are pretty awesome. :)
Wow, this is really happening! This time next week, we will be on our way to New Mexico!
PS – Umm, Daddy? Mom started it… ;)