Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Leaving Glendive

It's 9:11 AM, and we are packed up to leave the inn. Ordinarily, we would just go, but we have some time to kill before the museum opens. So I checked all four tire pressures, and they are still good enough, last check was Victoria BC, I think. Soon we will gas up both bikes, and go to the museum for 10:00.

We have enjoyed the time in Glendive so far. We have talked to an older couple who own an old Harley. We shared a table with them at supper last night, in a very crowded local restaurant. Then while walking over the pedestrian bridge on the Yellowstone river, we met a schoolteacher watering the flowers and talked to her so long, that her family drove by to see if she had fallen off the bridge. And then this morning at the hotel, we sat for breakfast beside an oil explorer/rodeo roper from Arkansas, who is here to look for oil. apparently an oil boom is starting in this area.

Now I hope the museum is worth the wait, as I am feeling the pull of the open road.

Picture: off the internet, I didn't have time to get another picture before it got dark last night, too much talk not enough walk. This picture is in Glendive, but it's not where we go to fill up.

1 comment:

  1. I had not head of the 'GDFM' as you refer to it. Seemed (at least to me) like a curious combination: dinosaurs and creationism.

    So I checked it out at the U.S. National Center for Science Education. And they describe it as, 'an elaborate young-earth advertisement that uses Montana’s rich dinosaur-related history to lure people to lessons in biblical literalism and anti-science nonsense.'

    On the other hand, perhaps this is a solid business model, seeing as recent polls indicate that 46% of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years (with another 32% believing that God actively guided the evolution of humans) ... http://www.gallup.com/poll/155003/Hold-Creationist-View-Human-Origins.aspx