It was one week ago when I first set out from Michigan. Since then I've put about 1700 miles on the car. Now I'm in Billings, Montana. The temperature in South Dakota yesterday was in the high 80s. Today in Montana the highs were in the low 50s.
It was cloudy all the way from Rapid City and raining through most of it. If I'd stuck to I-90 I'd have been through a lot more Wyoming than Montana, but the GPS took me on a couple of smaller highways so I only skirted Wyoming and went through the Custer National Forest and two Indian reservations. The worst part was there were only a couple of tiny villages, so if you need gas or food or to piss it's a long wait. I didn't stop until about 2 in Hardin, MT. I got to Billings about 3:30 and I haven't left the room since; I just got a P'Zone and 2-liter delivered by the World's Oldest Pizza Delivery Guy. Seriously he was like in his 70s; I felt so bad for him I gave him a big tip.
Here are a lot of pictures of largely Montana scenery that would probably look better if it weren't so gloomy out.
I'll still be in Montana tomorrow, only on the other side in Missoula. Then it's the final push into Washington. I'm not sure how much of Idaho I'll go through; it'll depend on what route the GPS picks out.