Across Montana

Day two of the road trip saw us crossing the panhandle of Idaho and heading into Montana. The shot above was taken right after we entered Montana. The one thing I will say about Montana is that while the scenery can look very much the same mile after mile, the sky is endlessly changing. Day two was when I started just carrying my camera on my lap.

This shot was taken about halfway through day two... TOG and I were pondering for a couple of hours whether we were heading into blue sky or thunderstorms. We finally got close enough to the weather systems to determine it was thunderstorms. TOG assures me that this is what a thunderstorm cloud looks like with all the swirls underneath! We finally caught the storm and experienced mass quantities of lightning and a little bit of hail. Afterwards... the sky still looked ominous...

But, as I said, ever changing...

As the storm continued to move though, we saw spots where it looked like it was breaking up...

And very slowly, I began to notice another change...

Instead of rolling plains, we were heading more toward the mountains.

The end of day two had us staying in Bozeman, Montana. We scored an excellent hotel room, had a great dinner and bought warm clothes. There were rumors of possible night time snow in Yellowstone and we had brought tank tops and shorts.

We drifted off to sleep anticipating our day in Yellowstone and we woke to another changing sky...

AG out!