August 20, 2014 – Travel Day
For our first overnight stop in Montana, we headed for an RV park outside Bozeman, where we had reservations. Along the way, we stopped in West Yellowstone, just outside the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Although Eagle’s Store focuses mainly on rugged outdoor clothing and gifts for West Yellowstone visitors, the soda fountain remains a popular, working attraction of the century-old store. Visitors enjoy seeing the ornate mahogany back bar complete with the original Coca-Cola mirror, as well as the original compartments used to store ice blocks for chilling ice cream and soda syrups. (One Mill Street at Woolrich.com)
West Yellowstone is a small town with a population of about 1300. Adjacent to Yellowstone National Park, the town has a lot of lodging options, including RV parks, for those visiting the park as well as quite a few touristy shops.
If anyone touches the jeep or its occupants, the loud car horn starts sounding!
The day was dark and dreary. It started to drizzle and, after we left West Yellowstone, turned to rain.
Once the camper was set up in the campground, we headed into Bozeman. While Karen took care of laundry, I cleaned up the outside of the car. Accumulated grime from unpaved roads like the ones we took a few days before and road spray from the camper coated the car in a thin layer.
(note: I didn’t think to get a “before” photo.)
Next – on to a rustic site and a historic town.