Monday, May 25, 2015

Day 3

I love to see the temple. 
I'm going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I'll prepare myself while I am young;
It is my sacred duty.
Song #95 in the LDS Children's Songbook

Before hitting the freeway this morning, we drove by the Billings, Montana, LDS Temple to take a picture.

Each day of this trip so far has had three things in common: rain, road work, and skunk aroma. While we're not crazy about driving in rain coming down so hard that you can't see the road or even the front of your car, which did happen today for a few minutes, we do appreciate that it cleans the bug splatter off of the windshield. However, we don't appreciate smelling the skunk roadkill as we drive by, and why is there always so much roadwork when we go on a road trip? 

The scenery through Idaho, Montana, and into North Dakota is breathtakingly beautiful.  The mountains in Montana have several rivers and streams surrounded by pine trees. We had to slow down at one point because we weren't sure if the bighorn sheep on the side of the road was going to run out in front of us. What a beautiful, serene place to have a summer cabin! We were so mesmerized by the beauty, that we didn't think to take pictures. 

We saw many cows grazing in pastures as we drove by and then came upon this scene:

It was a field of grass with strategically placed trailers. Things that make you say hmmmm.

And then this happened:

Below is one of the scenic pictures we took of North Dakota:

And now we're in our hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota. Tomorrow we're on the road again to head farther east. 

We'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

The Gypsy Travelers said...

Sandy and Edie--
Those trailers are for the "pickers" to put the produce in when they harvest it. They are placed throughout so they don't have to carry the stuff a long way. Soon big tractors with very long conveyor belts will show up to fill the trailers. Plus, a gazillion workers....