Canadian singer/songwriter, Tom Cochrane penned these lyrics:
“Life is like a road that you travel on
When there’s one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind…”
He’s right. Sometimes you wind up in State or National Parks that are resplendent in scenic marvels, and sometimes, when plans don’t fall together, you wind up in roadside rest areas that claim to be campgrounds. If you have a sense of humor, you can actually enjoy these stops. Okay, maybe enjoy is a stretch. Perhaps it is better said that you can find them amusing.
I’m not sure whether the charm was due to the cramped quarters, the ramshackle buildings, the weedy pool with piles of dog poo around it, or the 1960’s signage but I did find this quirky, little campsite to be strangely engaging. We had full hook ups, including 50-amp service, and the owner was just as friendly and helpful as a person could be.
Obviously, this was not going to be an optimal place for hiking or biking. We had an afternoon to kill, so I consulted Google about places of interest near Glasgow, Montana and the only thing that came up was the Scraped Knuckle Brewery. So, we went. We bought a pint and a tee shirt!
Trails West wound up being an acceptable one-night-stand, but it was time to head to Shelby, MT.
This stop did not have the shabby-chic vibe of the last destination. BUT, the Shelby RV park also included a hotel and casino. Again, no hiking or biking opportunities, but we could use the hotel amenities. So, we used the fitness room and in foolhardy fashion, frittered away ten dollars in the casino.
Still, finding ourselves with too much time on our hands, we ventured onto Main Street and found an antique car show lining a blocked-off section of the downtown area.
Before settling in for the evening, I took a stroll up a nearby hill that overlooked the RV park, with my faithful companion, Gypsy. I think it would be fair to say that I am more than eager to get to our next stop: Glacier National Park. I intend to do LOTS of hiking. The next set of photos should be a little grander….