151 Kms from Helena
Day 6: Bozeman, MT — Google Maps gave me an interesting choice to take either the Interstate where food and gas are abundantly available or State Route where I have no idea what surprises I’m in for. But I thought the choice was obvious, State Route 212 it was. The route wasn’t bad at all except for the number of dead animals on the road. But the surprising part was the number of hellos and smiles I got from strangers while was passing through the small towns on the route. It’s so true that small towners give utmost importance to the little things in life. Such friendly people. I compare it with how people treat in the most tech-savvy place on earth, the Bay Area, where people hardly even make eye contact.
221 Kms from Helena
In the town itself we could see was tree filled and riddled with cool old brick buildings. It also features a plethora of outdoor splendor from hillside hikes to rivers, streams and parks on all sides. We had come mostly to visit my mom, who moved here last fall, but will find the place difficult to leave after just 2 weeks, especially since I’ve only been able to ride my new bike for an hour or so on 2 days. It does however look awesome in the back of the truck, making everyone jealous of our cool toys haha. We’ve been going to my moms after work on most evenings and it’s so awesome that its now getting dark around 10pm! We may just now be getting our summer weather but at least we can still enjoy it after work! Why doesn’t it get dark at this every night of the year! Work week is over for me. time to ride my bike and have a BBQ!!