Monday, August 29, 2016

Montana: June 22, 2003

A continuation of the cross-country adventure I shared with Ben in the summer of 2003....

Day 15--Sunday, June 22, 2003

When I awoke, I felt like a whole new person.  We were within an hour of Butte, Montana, our destination for the night.  While the name of the town is actually pronounced "beaut," as in the geographical structure, Ben insisted upon calling it "Butt" for the duration of our stay.

When we arrived in Butt/Butte, we made the rounds of every hotel in town, trying to find the cheapest one, only to return to our first stop, the Comfort Inn.  A banner across their entryway read "Butte's Best Value."  I guess we should have believed them the first time around!

We got checked in to a nice room and watched "Ghost on HBO for a while.  We had dinner at the Plaza Royale, a greasy little local restaurant/casino.  We put 50 cents into the nickel slots and came out with $1.15.  I crawled into bed at 9:30 to slip into oblivion.  Ben, meanwhile, stayed up until 3:30, typing, reading, and watching "Star Wars: Episode 2" on HBO."

8 / 40

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