Cross Country Move

By:  Sam
June 13, 2010

The next day we entered a very cold and rainy Yellowstone. They have weird cows in the park and Sam wouldn’t let me chase them.

In fact, Sam ignored a lot of the wildlife but wanted to look at this huge hole in the ground.

I can’t believe what you make me do.

Montana looked a lot like Wyoming, so I slept through it in silent protest.

After driving over 500 miles, and right as we were starting to look for a place to camp for the night, the car got a little squirly. Sure enough, flat tire. Sam doesn’t have a real spare, and didn’t want to drive any distance on the little one, so we called AAA. After three hours, they finally found us and loaded the car up onto the truck. Sam got to ride in the cab, but I had to sit in the car on the truck as the crazed driver sped down the rural roads in the middle of the night. That was easily the most terrifying part of the whole trip for me and Sam is pretty lucky I didn’t pee in his car.

The next morning, after sleeping in, Sam got cleaned out by the tire shop (they took him for $800 bucks). They were quick though, and by mid morning we were back on the road on our way up to Glacier National Park.

Glacier was beautiful, but sadly the Going-To-The-Sun-Road was closed for repairs. I hung out in the car while Sam went for a little hike.

“Wanna go for a walk Chester?”
“Are you kidding me? You left me in the car for an hour and a half you a-hole, of course I want a walk”


My favorite part of Glacier: fast food.

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  1. christian
    wrote on June 13th, 2010 at 6:07 pm  

    that view of shuksan from the ski area never gets old…glad you and sam made it out safely. cheers.

  2. Josh A
    wrote on June 13th, 2010 at 6:07 pm  

    Nice write up…

    Funny, I also ended up caving and getting a hotel in Rapid City when I took a road trip out west. You should’ve gone to Crazy Horse, way more interesting the Mount Rushmore, and huge by comparison.

  3. powhounddd
    wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 7:37 am  

    Awesome dude. I want to drive across the continent too next time I go West!! Good luck in your new home and looking forward to some pretty interesting TR’s from that neck of the woods…

  4. Sam
    wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 12:00 pm  

    Thanks everyone! I was sorry to leave the EC, but I’m looking forward to lots of new exploring. We’re only getting in to spring season here now, so we’ll be skiing well into the summer, if not all year round.

    • powhounddd
      wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 4:10 pm  

      I will just pretend I didn’t read that last bit. *claps hands over ears* I CAN’T HEAR YOU! NANANANAAA!

  5. Porter Haney
    wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 12:43 pm  

    Sam! Glad you and Chester made it safe and sound. Good job breaking the dog author barrier. I dig the new style.

  6. Danno
    wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 2:27 pm  
  7. Greg
    wrote on June 14th, 2010 at 5:31 pm  

    awesome awesome awesome photo journal… Chester has definitely found his voice too! never knew he had it in him.

    it’s funny you headed east before heading west… right?

    did you do that to hike the moose thinking you might not ever get back to tag that one or something?

  8. Ben
    wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 2:35 pm  

    beautiful! love the last picture…

    it’s always interesting seeing that vast inner half of the country… and SO nice to see the topography finally rising up from the plains.

    enjoy WA!

  9. MadLancelotSki
    wrote on June 15th, 2010 at 10:40 pm  
  10. Butch Chamberlain
    wrote on June 25th, 2010 at 9:12 am  

    Well I call that an epic TR. The commentator was real good as well.
    I like a dog with character. After seeing the final destination it is of
    no wonder that a person would be drawn to there. I wish you more fun and
    more trips to show us. It’s these little glimpses of the world outside of
    Verm’ont thast facinates me. Keep on sending these TR’s !!!GREAT!!! BC

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