Today marks five weeks without the van. Last Friday, I stopped at the transmission shop in Salt Lake City to check on Salty. The bad news was, they had hit (yet another) snag in fixing the transmission. The good news is, she wasn't alone - I was happy to see another Eurovan camper keeping her company.
I had plans to meet up with a friend in Montana so I rented a car and drove to Missoula for my birthday. This is my first time really spending time in Montana and, so far, I really like it. Lovely mountains, clear lakes, cute towns and - best of all - it's kind of quiet. I visited Glacier National Park, ate Huckleberry ice cream, watched a smokey sunrise (from the forest fires!), camped by the Blackfoot River and spent the week working from my friend's Airstream!