Sunday, January 11, 2009




So The Penske pulled into The Best Western in Laurel, Montana at 10:30 pm tonight in a blinding snowstorm. Which means 529 miles evaporated while bombing through clouds, mists, snow, rain, sleet, hail, the University of Montana, Yellowstone, Rock Creek, five ski areas and the state prison at Deer Lodge which only in part comprises Segment I of the Sugar Hill Sponsored by Penske New Year's Inauguration Tour 2009. And to be clear, Deer Lodge should not be confused with Warm Springs, the site of the state mental hospital. Nor with Three Forks, the confluence of the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers, where Lewis and Clark spent the summers of 1805 and 1806. The Penske blew by them, too. Never even slowed up.
But The Penske was slip sliding around on 29th early on out of Bellemaison but got its act together on the Freya hill and pretty much smoked every truck on I-90. The Penske rocks. Took on some tax-free cargo on at Costco in Missoula and have pretty much got this freight on function down to routine. But I need a pair of Carrharts coveralls in the worst possible way for people to take me seriously.

JBelle
On Assignment
Laurel, Montana

5 comments:

inlandempiregirl said...

Is that the McDonald's in Kellogg? I suppose many look alike, but it looks familiar. If it is you were two blocks from Mom's house. I love the Old Mission picture. I tried to snap it last week, but was too late. I guess I didn't realize you would be taking the journey... oh my....now I know who to call if I need something transported across the country. You are beginning to show an impressive amount of talents. I look forward to following the trip. Be safe and enjoy the ride.

JBelle said...

oh yeah. I'm impressive okay. (laughing) Next stop: Mitchell South Dakota.

JBelle said...

And unforunately, Mrs. Roosevelt, that McDonald's is in Missoula. And that Old Mission picture happened really, really fast....
Really fast!

The Fool said...

H'lo Cheechako. Ah, a carhart gal. Practical. Warm and practical. There's a time and a place for practical, eh?. ;)

Carla said...

Sounds like quite a ride. Always time for a bit of adventure.