Up early and on the road by 7 for a marathon drive. Dark skies and rain for the first few hours (above).
Stopped in Williston, ND, browse the main street shops and had coffee at the Daily Addiction. Over the border into Montana the scenery changes dramatically and we find ourselves running low on diesel between towns. With the help of Flo (our GPS) we turn off the highway in Winnett, MT, and find the most decrepit service station in the west. Thankfully, it had diesel and at $3.09 US gallon it was not the highest price we've paid on this trip. Shortly after that we pass an all black smart on the highway
At Lewistown, MT, we check into the newly restored Calvert Hotel and go for a walk, checking out the local library where hubby does some valuable research. On Main Street we stop at the Bon Ton Soda Fountain which has been operating since 1908. The decor is 50s malt shop with interesting historic photos and memorabilia on the walls (below). It started off well with a cheerful young waitress bringing our ice tea. Then we waited ages for our orders to arrive, noticing that people who came in after us got their food before we did. When our meals finally arrive, my mine was not what I ordered. I thought the server was going to burst into tears when I told her but to give her (and the cook) credit the correct meal was brought out relatively quickly.
Daily Distance: 741 km Fuel Cost: $22.20 US