By 10 am we were out on the street hooking up the coach to the trailer, and then loading the T-Bird. By 10:15 am we were merging on to I-90 eastbound. Our destination for the day was Missoula, a town we have overnighted in 4, or 5 times previously.
The heavy overcast we woke up to Wednesday continued all the way to Missoula, and we got rain as we crossed first over 4th of July Pass, then Lookout Pass, but as we descended on the east side of each pass the rain quickly disappeared. We were only driving 166 miles.....a little far for us......so we stopped at a Rest Area at about the 60 mile mark, and then again with about 44 miles to go. At the second one there was a National Forest Campground attached to the Rest Area, so we put on warm clothes (it was about 53 degrees) and took a 1.1 mile walk around the campground. It was very nice to take a walk in temperatures under 60 degrees again...that is my favorite walking weather.
Of course, once again we are in Mountain time so we had to advance our clocks 1 hour. We arrived without event in Missoula at around 3:30 pm at the Cracker Barrel where we planned to spend the night. This Cracker Barrel has the largest pull through sites of any Cracker Barrel we have ever stayed at.....they actually are long enough for us and the trailer!