Yesterday, I left Lochsa Lodge, saying goodbye to my new friends from CA. I started up the hill to Lolo Pass and at the top got to:
1. Change into Mountain Timezone
2. Cross into another state- Montana!
3. Finish the uphill for the day (all downhill into Missoula!)
This was very exciting for me since I've never been to Montana. I think the only other states I haven't been to include North and South Dakota. It's always a sense of accomplishment when you cross another state line. It feels great.
And, look... the daisies are STILL following me. Even into MT!
I got into Missoula and I'm staying with friend's parents. Jeannie and Steve Thompson are great - their home is a welcome respite after days in the forest. They made me a delicious dinner and we watched the USA versus Honduras World Cup Qualifier game. I'm sorry I subjected two more Americans to soccer... but they enjoyed it, I'm sure. Thrilled to see US going to Brasil in a year. Now, if I only I can catch the Timbers vs LA Galaxy game tonight somewhere... ;)