I feel like a bit of a fraud. After my reflections on the experience of seeing America through RVing, we ended up at a fancy ranch in Montana for the past week. I will admit that it was nice to have a lovely “cabin” with amenities such as a real toilet, activites such as horseback riding, fly fishing, archery and shooting all with accomplished guides, and delicious food, none of which was prepared by me. I will post about all of those activities later, but first, I thought it appropriate to address our second encounter with a natural disaster: an earthquake.
I was awakened last night around 12:30 a.m. mst by what I at first thought was another tornado. I briefly thought I was back inside of the RV as the cabin was being tossed around in the same fashion. We had rain earlier in the evening, so I thought that these might be tornado-like winds coming through. Five or ten minutes later, a second “wind event” happened. It was so scary, and I never even considered what was actually happening. I woke up this morning and saw one of the first headlines on Drudge Report which read, “5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana”. http://www.newsweek.com/montana-earthquake-yellowstone-supervolcano-632736. Of course, this was the talk of the ranch the entire day. But, life went on as usual.
We are now heading east. Watch out Connecticut, with our track record, a hurricane may be in your near future.