“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” -Lin Yutang
Leaving Yellowstone, Ashley and I headed back up to Canada, making our way through Helena, Montana. Montana had the most amazing garage sales, and Ashley and I agreed that we should travel there again - but with an empty truck to take full advantage of the amazing deals.
When I think back, it was amazing that Ashley and I managed to see as much as we did - an itinerary like we had is not for the faint of heart. The schedule was pretty intense and I think we would have benefited from using a GPS. So, if you're planning a similar road trip, that's something you may want to consider. As well, we had not planned on having to pay so many tolls. When I got home, I found some sites that help you estimate your toll costs state by state, such as this one for Illinois. I was unable to find one that covers all states, but while it may be tedious to go through a separate website for each state, it will be worth your effort to have that information.
And now, with those new insights into road tripping, it's time to start planning the next one... the original Route 66. Next summer, perhaps?