During her all-too-short time on this Earth, Noble Fur accompanied me on five cross-country journeys between my home in Georgia and my summer jobs in the Northwest. Today’s adventure covers part of the trip home in October, 2018. These pictures were taken the day before the Wild West pics featured in the diary two weeks ago:
PWB: Noble Fur Fridays - Making Tracks in Montana
Whenever I took a break from driving, I would try to select an area that Noble Fur might like. Usually this meant being away from people and traffic noise. Woodsy locations were always better than wide open spaces. On this particular day, Noble Fur was a bit antsy, and she kept trying to hide in bushes and under porches. You might notice that she is wide-eyed in some pictures, and crouching in others. When she appeared to be uncomfortable, I’d cut the walk short, and let her retreat to the comfort of the truck.
First stop of the morning was along State Highway 3 in the Idaho panhandle, at a park where the highway crosses the Coeur d’Alene River. The location is about six miles south of Interstate 90.
A short time later, I took a quick break in Wallace. Noble Fur didn’t like sidewalks, so she stayed in the truck.
Next stop was a popular tourist trap in western Montana.
My true destination was next door, a historical tree nursery.
Kitty paused in the parking lot, and then explored the grounds.
Information about Savenac Nursery:
The historic nursery was founded in 1907 as a Forest Service tree nursery. Nursery operations concluded in 1969 and now the site is used for cabin rentals and a visitor center.
The Savenac Visitor Center occupies what used to be the administration building of the tree nursery when it was active and now provides a welcome respite for travelers going east or west. With its Cape Cod style of the architecture, the center is not only fun to visit, but an aesthetic treat.
Forest Service web page for Savenac Nursery