6/16/15

Travel Tuesday - Day 8 of 14 States in 10 Days

Wahoo, it's time for another Travel Tuesday!!




Today we are heading west from Billings, Montana to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho on Day 8 of our
14 States in 10 Days Road Trip!!

If you joined us last week, you will remember me saying Day 7 was the warmest day of the trip. Well, Day 8 proved to be the coldest, snowiest day!!!

This is what Mama and I woke up to:

OMD.....It's SNOWING!!!!
Mama got us all ready to go, borrowing a hotel towel to clean off our car!! There was like 87 inches of snow on it 
(ok, so maybe 2 or 3)!!





Mama, I am a Texas Gal....I don't know if I can go potty in the SNOW!!!

We went out for a VERY quick potty walk. Mama looked at the weather and they said the snow was pretty light and stopped about 50 miles outside of Billings. Mama, being the not very smart  trusting gal she is, decided we should hop in the car and head out!




Here we are 75 miles outside of Billings and the snow STILL hadn't stopped!!


I don't know Mama, the snow and wind haven't stopped yet.



Maybe we should stay at the rest area for a bit?? 

We did stop for a little while, but Mama was scared it might get even worse, so we got back on the road to drive out of the storm.



It did get worse when we were going over the big mountains....and Mama said a few HBO words as she drove by 87 foot tall semi trucks. 


But, when we got to the other side of the mountain it was like it had never snowed.



It was still a bit chilly and cloudy, but I told Mama that we both needed a walkie to relax, unwind and stretch our pawsies!!



Montana is a very beautiful state when it isn't snowing!!






Come on Mama, just five minutes alone with them!
After another 2 or 3 hours in the car, we started driving through pretty forests! 
We all know where there are trees, there are
SQUIRRELS!!!!

 

It looks like those squirrels were having a blast, just look at all those pine cones!!!


I took another little nap as Mama drove the rest of the way through Montana and into Idaho. Before I even woke up, we were at our hotel!!!!


What a difference 9 hours makes! 
Instead of cold and snowy like Eastern and Central Montana,


it was 70 degrees with blue, blue skies!!!




After the looonnnnggggg day of dealing with the bad weather, I told Mama a short evening walkie would be just fine.





 
So after dinner and some TV, we hit the pillows and fell asleep right away!




We hope you had fun on our journey from Montana to Idaho, thanks so much for sharing it with us! If you missed any part of our journey you can click HERE or on the Travel Tuesday Tab at the top of the page to catch up!!

18 comments:

Whitley Westie said...

What beeyootifull trees!

And drivin in da snow, your momma are brave. My momma don't mess wif dat. She refooses to go anywhere when it are snowin.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD that was some storm... nothing like a bit of excitement to cancel out any insomnia!!! My, but those blossoms are beautiful...and pink just for you of course &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

Thank goodness you had your coat with you or you would have frozen to death, Dory! We are just lovin' your trip pictures!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Karen and Gerard said...

This is such a cool post! I really enjoyed it, never traveled anywhere myself much. That was a very long drive, glad you left the snow behind!

Jeanne Pursell said...

We totally love your travel pics! You know how much we love to travel!! The trees are beautiful!! Our mama hates to drive in the snow too, so we can relate...not fun! Nice one on one time with your momma though!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE were SCARED fur you.... that was a HORRIBLE 87 inch deep SNOW... We are GLAD that you and your mama got through it without being Stranded or ending up in a ditch...
We think the Warm Sunny side of those mountains is MUCH better... WHEW.

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD....Nice Weather...Snow....Nice Weather.... Dory, what planet are you on????

Madi and Mom said...

OMDs you had 3 seasons in one day. Mom has been watching a program on HGTV called Big Sky...all about folks moving to Montana. It is surely a beautiful state. My mom hates driving by tall trucks on a sunny day...she says your mom is very brave
Hugs madi your bfff

Two French Bulldogs said...

Moms living her dream through you traveling all over. Snow!! Nutty
Lily & Edward

stellaroselong said...

Your momma was so brave driving in that snow wif those big trucks, I fink our momma might have pulled off the road and just cried. Hers can be pitiful like that. Your trip is so much fun though and I know you enjoyed that alone time wif your momma.
stella rose

Sketching with Dogs said...

What a dramatic change in the weather, I would not like to drive in that! Glad you were wrapped up in your warm coat Dory.
Ohhh, those trees are beautiful.
Dip and Elliot x

Earl Lover said...

Wow, some serious (ly fun!) travailing has been going on!!

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Casey said...

Wow, what an exciting trip! From snow to 70 degrees and blue skies -- sounds like a typical winter day in Texas. BOL!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Well, you know we would have loved that snow, but we can understand all about those big semis on the road - very scary!!!

Once you got over the mountains, you sure did see some pretty trees - all those blossoms in pink are just gorgeous.

Mom is hitting the road today but it will just be two states, KS and MO. Too bad she isn't letting us come too:(

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Sully said...

OMD it looked like them dang squirrels had had a pine cone fight.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Cole said...

OMD! It was a good thing momma had you to help her get through that snow!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

That wasn't much of a snow storm MOL! We live in Minnesnowta, ya know. But glad you made it through that snow spritz okay.

The Army of Four said...

I think this is the prettiest leg of your trip yet! And I"m not just saying that because of the snow.

Well, OK, maybe I am. But it's so LOVELY!!!!!!!!
Glad you were safe!
Cammie!