On the Bitterroot Trail today, from Missoula to Hamilton, we made friends.
Steve used to work for the local parks department, doing everything from cleaning toilets to building playgrounds. Familiar story: he loved his job but not the politics. Steve got choked up at times as he told Jeffrey about his family. His first wife thrived under his care through years of serious illness. She went, he said, to a better place. Now he and his second wife are raising their delightful granddaughter—a joy to do, but not easy for retirees. Steve’s big heart is open to people fleeing persecution. He wishes our government would look out for them, and for the rest of us, instead of playing dangerous power and money games. You gotta love this guy.
Nice closed-to-traffic pavement and envious motel room view!!
Such w i d e o p e n s p a c e s ! ! Thank you for sharing your travels.