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September 2009 Montana Road Trip, Input Needed

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September 2009 Montana Road Trip, Input Needed

Hi all,

I`m in the planning stages for a Sept 2009 road

trip to Montana, with the main destination being

Glacier. We`ll (my wife and I) be coming from Eldon, Mo which is just north of Lake of the Ozarks. We have 17 days and will be leaving Sept 13. I know it`s probably better to do this earlier, but this is the best we can do. I`m a piano bar entertainer and summer is lucrative at the lake.

A little bit about us. We`re 53, in OK shape

(we`re not athletes though). Our interests are (not

necessarily in this order) scenery and scenic

driving, hikes under 5 miles, fishing (from shore,

we don`t have flyrods or waders), history and

culture, interesting towns, nature and wildlife,

Lewis and Clark and pretty much anything western.

We`d also like to keep the cost of accommodations

down to under $100 per night (under $80 would be

even better). We went to Yellowstone in 2007 so we

just have a quick run through there scheduled as we

plan on going back in a few years. Also, we`re going

to do South Dakota on another trip, so we`re pretty much just going through it.

Anyway, I`ll just throw out my initial itinerary

(actually it`s about my 15th already lol), and leave

it up to you guys to tell me where to go, what to

see and do, where to stay, where to eat, cool routes

to take etc.... It`s cold here with snow on the

ground, so it`s a good time of year to pipe dream

about a vacation. Already can`t wait to go!

Itinerary:

Day 1: Eldon, Mo-Sioux Falls, SD

Day 2: Sioux Falls-Miles City, MT

Day 3: Miles City-Helena

Day 4: Helena-Polson

Day 5: Polson

Day 6: Polson-East Glacier

Day 7: E Glacier

Day 8: E Glacier

Day 9: West Glacier (not sure where)

Day 10: West Glacier

Day 11: W Glacier-Great Falls

Day 12: Great Falls-Ennis

Day 13: Ennis

Day 14: Ennis-Dubois, WY thru Yellowstone and GT

Day 15: Dubois-Cheyenne

Day 16: Cheyenne-Broken Bow NE or Grand Island

Day 17: Home

There it is. Let me know what you`d do or have

done or would change. I look forward to hearing from

you. And I`ll post a trip report when I get back

next year. Thanks in advance.......Tony

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