Run to the Border (June 5-6)

Leaving Estes Park
It doesn't seem to matter how much packing and planning we do the night before, we always start our trips at 9:30am. So, after a quick photo op at Lake Estes, we headed North on I-25 and somewhere in Wyoming we noticed that our XM satellite radio wasn't working so we stopped at a Chevy dealership in Casper. Turns out we had accepted delivery on a new vehicle sans antenna. Grrr. But we were on our way again soon toward terre nouvelle enjoying the plethora of new music on satellite radio. In these increasingly remote areas we had no use for the traffic data, though.
Anniversary XO meal

As we drove through Wyoming to Montana, we made good use of our time, learning about and practicing with the new camera and lenses. Soon, the wildflowers and rolling grasslands led the way to our stop for the night in Billings. Our anniversary dinner was at the Windmill Restaurant, where the BBQ strips were served in an X shape, next to a roundish mound of mashed potatoes that reminded me of a big XO on our plates.

Ryegate Testical Festival
Saturday we took Montana 3 through Ryegate and had a chuckle over the Testicle Festival signs.  We have not been back to Ryegate to check it out. At Great Falls we picked up I-15 all the way to the Canadian border. The line for customs was not too bad and we only had to show our passports and answer a couple questions before breezing through. Oh Canada! Our day ended in Lethbridge, famous for its impressive viaduct or High Level Bridge.

Wyoming Hills
Road construction 
Arriving at the Canadian Border at Sweet Grass

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