Day 58 of 84 Days of 84 Ribbons: Missoula to Billings
Last night we drove on the Bozeman alongside the Clark Fork of the Yellowstone River and moving southeast through the Rocky Mountains. We left the campus at the University of Montana and the dusty plain for the vast forests in the Rockies and into cooler (68 degrees) wide plains.
The UM bookstore was a busy place with grads picking up graduation gowns , etc and returning/selling texts they don’t anticipate needing as they step to life. I spoke with many and met several people who slowed down to talk with me about 84 Ribbons. We almost had a problem when we forgot to change our watches and clocks back an hour. It meant we skipped lunch to get there (after we stopped to visit historic Nine Mile National Forest Ranger Station) but glad we made it!
Today I’m attending a writing conference in rainy Bozeman. Should be fun to step back and be ‘just a writer’ for a few hours.