"Be at one with the universe. If you can't do that, at least be at one with your bike."
"It's not easy being green."
-Kermit the Frog
"The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship."
Today was like driving through a stack of the world's best postcards. An additional geographic treat was driving over the Continental Divide in the snow at 6,393 feet above sea level. The scenery was absolutely beyond description. That's why I've posted some photographs, but even these photographs have limits. God's creation, especially out here, has no limits whatsoever. I've come to the conclusion that when God created the West he was simply showing off! Wow! Edwin Taylor, a cowboy friend of mine from Monticello, Utah told me that most cowboys he knows are believers. "You can't ride out here every day and deny the existence of a Creator" he said.
While we were traveling Margaret found some music on satellite radio that made me think I was watching a live broadcast from Montana Public Broadcasting. I mean the panorama was literally breathtaking and the music she found . . . you probably know the music I'm talking about . . . makes you think about hugging trees, weaving dream-catchers, feeding fluffy little squirrels, and laying down in front of bulldozers. For just a few seconds I could almost sense the presence of Al Gore in the back seat quietly humming Kum-Ba-Ya. It ain't easy being green but I was close. It really scared me.
When we got to Missoula, Montana (our home for the night) we went directly to Adventure Cycling headquarters. It helped me feel more environmentally sensitive, especially after my reaction to that near-green experience, and I needed some warm and dry gloves for the bike ride anyway.
Supper was at the Montana Club, almost next door, where we ate all we could but couldn't eat it all. We even split a meal again! Two people could make a meal of just one of their appetizers!
We traveled 496.4 miles today. All of them were filled with the creativity of God. We are now at 2,332.1 miles which means we are far from home and will soon need an oil change and tire rotation. Does anyone know if Snow Tire Company does house calls?