The entry to Montana always makes me think, “Ya know, this really is a beautiful state,” and I totally missed the “WELCOME TO MONTANA” road sign this time.
I’m not sure if I blinked or was just blonde. Or … if something happened to it.
The first part of the state was smothered with SMOKE which isn’t exactly on the *Top Ten Fun Things* for a girl who is allergic to smoke! ackkkkk!!!!
I stopped in Dillon, Montana to freshen myself up with a nice chocolatey cappuccino that’s neither on my medical diet nor that I should be drinking , but.. hell.. I want to anyway… and it’s CHILLY outside! Now THAT’S a Prime Time Excuse – and I’m *buying it!*
Ok… actually *I* didn’t buy the cappuccino.
Some nice man in line behind me bought it while I was asking questions about the air quality and, btw… could I get directions to the nearest drugstore. (I was having a hard time breathing and needed to pick up some allergy pills)
No one mentioned fires and SMOKE to me when I was getting ready to leave on this trip.
Dillon, MT is where I found out that the SMOKE had drifted in from forest fires near or around the area. Not sure which forest or where – no one said and I forgot to check into it.
The further North I drove, the more I left the SMOKE behind me. THANK God! (really, I mean that! THANK YOU GOD!)
*sigh of relief*
I swear, if I hadn’t been surrounded by mountains, rolling hills and clean country side, I would have thought I was still at home choking on our crummy air – or worse – in LA.
The above pictures are getting close to the Montana border… and show the SMOKE Smog that dared enter my former home state while I was visitng.
I’m having a discussion with Smokey the Bear later. He has some explaining to do!
How dare they have a forest fire when I’m coming home! lol
*rolls eyes at self, frowns at Smokey*