Being on the road away from home for long periods of time can really suck. Fortunately for me I have a pretty nice home on wheels that I live in throughout my travels. It is a 2012 Volvo 780. It’s an eighteen wheeler, in case you were wondering. So while I’m hauling freight all over this beautiful nation, my home away from home, and my bed, is with me on every mile I cover. At any time I want, everything I need is with me – except a shower. Yes, I have a toilet in the truck, and it’s a lifesaver at times!
I am so happy every time I get to drive through Yellowstone National Park. It’s my favorite park! Granted, I’m not allowed to drive through most parts of the park in a commercial vehicle, but trucks can drive up and down U.S. 191 on the western edge of the park in Montana (and 5 miles of Wyoming) without a problem. It’s the main route for trucks between Bozeman, MT and Idaho Falls, ID.
We vacationed there in the summer of 2011 as a family and fell in love with the place. It’s huge! We could spend a month there and not want to leave. The wildlife, rivers, falls, geysers (Old Faithful), hot pools, bisons, bears, wolves, and so much more to see will have us going back more in the future.
The Gallatin River winds it’s way down along this road. We rafted down that river making a lot of memories as we went along. So as I drive through there, those memories come back to me. That’s why I love driving through there.