Travel from Taber, AB to Helena, MT
10.01.2017 - 10.01.2017 -19 °C
We had good and bad travel conditions.
We traveled AB Hwy 36 to AB Hwy 4 to the border crossing at Coutts, MT. Everything went pretty well but we were asked a new question which was. "Have you ever been arrested and finger printed." We were surprised by that question and we think the border officer could tell by the look on our faces that the answer was "no". She just laughed and said, "I guess not." and away we went.
Travel to Great Falls was pretty good. There were times when the snow drifted from west to east and other times it drifted from east to west. We thought that was odd.
We always look forward to the drive from Great Falls to Helena as it goes through beautiful mountain passes. The road follows the Missouri River through the Big Belt Mountains. We took a couple pictures as we entered the mountains.
The drive through the mountains from Great Falls to Helena was interesting. We did see some Canada Geese on the fields near the road and on the Missouri River. We did see some scenery but mostly we saw icy roads. The speed limit for cars is 80 mph or 128 kmh but we averaged 50 mph or 80 kmh. We got to Helena safely but admit that winter travel in the mountains can be interesting.