Big cheers from us when the blue sky and white clouds began to peek as we approached Butte. Clear weather we usually take for granted are now highly treasured and appreciated.
Our lunch stop was in Butte. The word "Diner" on the side of an old bungalow-style building is sufficient to attract customers.
The establishment seems to rely mostly on local clientele. When we walked in the restaurant was booming. A friendly waitress balancing four plates with her hands and arms called out for us to find any seat and she will be right over.
J.J. ordered today's special hamburger patties with mashed potatoes and gravy.
My order of pancake came with two huge pieces. They were excellent and so enormous that I shared it with J.J. Our lunch for two was $13.50 inclusive of tip.
Four women who sat at the next table sounded like very good friends who meet regularly at the diner. While ordering and eating, their continued lively conversation centered on food.
I have to share with you an advertisement board inside the ladies' room.
From Livingston, we took Route 89 and entered Yellowstone from its North Entrance.
Our stay for the night is at a Mammoth Hot Springs Campground. As J.J. and I were reading brochures and newspaper we had gotten at the visitor center, we heard a strange "call of the wild." What we witness were 6 very large elk walking right in front of Honu. They settled down to feed on bushes about 2-3 yards away. An amazing opportunity to observe elk up close and personal.
Aloha -- Cathi