Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
The last few miles in Canada were a little nerve wrecking.
The US border is in sight.
I drove next to the border patrol station and rolled down my window and handed over our passports.
My buddy Gordon got his passport back immediately.
“We are you guys going ?” asks the border patrol agent with a concerned tone after he glanced over to our backseat filled with my life belongings.
“Off to a road trip through Montana and Wyoming” I assured him.
Then he asked me the question I feared.
“Where do you live now ?”
I answered in all honesty that I was between jobs and had no current address. I don’t know why I was this nervous about this. I am sure there are a lot of cases like this on a daily basis.
“I need you to park your car and come inside” he demanded me while he hands over my passport to another officer.
We do as told and answer a couple more questions. The officers inside were more relaxed and soon enough we realized we were perfectly fine. The main reason why I got pulled over was because of the mandatory ESTA fee. Although I paid my ESTA fee for my US flights and it was still valid I still had to pay an additional six dollars (USD) before I could enter the USA.
We got back to the car and cheered !
We made it.
The United States of America !
Not much further we made a stop next to the ‘Welcome to Montana’ sign and we hit the road for a long long drive.
The roads on highway 89 are windy but the views are magnificent ! Good weather is on our side and we got some sweet tunes blowing through our speakers.
Because we were a bit short on time and had so much driving ahead of us we had to skip Glacier NP, a National Park that is high on my list. A great reason to come back here !
A couple hours of driving later we reached Highway 15. We already covered a bunch of miles but had a long way to go before we reached Bozeman, our stop for the day.
We reached Bozeman late in the evening and checked in the Motel 6.
And we crashed.
The next morning our batteries were fully charged again and we explored beautiful historic Bozeman before we continued our drive to get some good breakfast.
And we got what we wished for. It was even better then we hoped for, right on Main Street.
This breakfast place called Main Street Overeasy serves delicious food and drinks. You can also get some lunch there.
Once we filled our tummies we could continue our one and a half hour drive to the North Entrance of Yellowstone, Gardiner.