On Memorial Day, after we helped put out the American flags in our local park at 6 A M, we enjoyed a nice breakfast at our local truck stop and then hit the road for our first road trip since we got back to Montana.

The weather was marginal with a partly cloudy sky and a stiff breeze out of the south. The temperatures were in the mid-50?s and the weather man was promising rain by the afternoon. Everything here is very late. In the lower elevations the trees are just beginning to put out leaves, and most of the mountains are still completely covered with snow. Run off started on some of the major rivers early in May and then the weather turned cool and wet which shut off the run off. In some of the higher mountains we have been adding to the snow pack as recently as last week.