Columbus, MT - 7/26
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Storm Cloud Rainbow Sunset Campsite

Another early start and we were on the road just after 7:00 am.  I recently added a 50 gallon fuel tank, giving us a total capacity of 85 gallons.  We get about 9 miles per gallon, on flat ground without any significant wind.  Less if we're in mountains or fighting a headwind.  With just the stock 35 gallon fuel tank, we could only travel around 260 miles before refueling.  Now we can go about 650 miles.  This really makes things nice.

So we made our first fuel stop near Twin Falls, ID and took on 67 gallons of fuel.  Then it was back on the road.

It was a long day in the truck as traveling anywhere near Yellowstone will test one's patience.  Speed limits are 65 mph but many tourists in their motor homes will only go 45 mph max and slow even more when they can't figure out where they want to go next.  I don't know if they're oblivious to the fact that they are not the only ones on the road or if they're just flat out rude.  In any event, they won't pull over to let others pass and there's no way I can overtake them safely when towing.  However Denise did wave with one finger extended as we finally got around each one.

We finally made it to Bozeman, MT and connected with I-90 east.  It'll be smooth sailing from here as it's interstate the rest of the way.

The afternoon rains found us again but this time we beat them.  We arrived at Mountain Range RV Park right around 5:00 pm.  We had been in more of the intermittent pouring rains since about 2:00 pm but it wasn't raining at the moment.  I had just gotten the trailer unhooked when the rain really started and continued to dump for the next 45 minutes.  But then they stopped and the rest of the evening was very nice.

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