If you want to know what it’s like driving on the interstate in Montana during the summertime, I’ve prepared a little slideshow to convey the experience.
Right after Memorial Day commences the annual Running of the Motor Homes, an annual festival that lasts until Labor Day and challenges participants to outdo each other in sheer ostentation. As you can see, it’s not really enough to have a garishly-painted mobile mansion that costs more than most houses. You should also be towing a new four-wheel-drive or a toy-laden trailer of some sort.
The interstate is the best place to view these gaudy creatures, because if you get behind a couple on a narrow two-lane road your head is likely to explode and you may end up doing something you regret. I can hardly wait to drive around Flathead Lake in a few weeks. There’s a reason I no longer carry a firearm when I travel.