We didn't say much to each other, but I know that we were silently dreading going up another pass, fearful that we'd end up stuck a couple hours on the side of the road again. Pedal nearly to the floor, our roaring beast pushed up and over the pass, as we felt silent relief float from our shoulders "Welcome to Bozeman."
The view from our camp spot outside of Livingston, MT
Montana is beautiful! We are definitely putting it on our list of places we may call home by the end of summer.
Mammoth Hot Springs from a couple days ago
We took showers today.
So, one more thing I wanted to share. Before we started living in a van, I had a few concerns as a lady. After driving through Bozeman this morning, we pulled over at the gas station to refill and put the doghouse back on to celebrate this small victory. Always celebrate the small victories. We pull next to the gas pump and Collin says, "I smell poop." Surely enough, Olin had pooped everywhere. You know that scene from Dumb & Dumber 2 towards the end of the movie- "There's sh*t everywhere!" Yeah, it was just like that scene- on her face, in her hair, all over her car seat. I looked at her and back to Collin then back to her. Taco was eyeing her down, thinking he was going to get a warm snack. I immediately think that we need to get a hotel and soak her in the bathtub all night long. This is where the fun, trials of van life come to their true test. Collin, being the practical minded, says "There's a swimming club right up the road from here." Thinking of the public showers, this seems a much better idea than using $80 out of our dwindling budget on a hotel for just the showers. I walk in to the gas station to wash up and am surprised by that lovely time of the month known as PMS (In our family, we call it "Shark Week"). Ladies thinking of doing van life and wondering about this part of it, it absolutely sucks and is everything you imagine about it. Shark Week in a van, where river baths just don't cut it.
.And we love river baths. Yellowstone River Bath outside of
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