Iron Roamer, Brian Thiessen, staying at the Great Falls KOA. Picture of the registration building.

Great Falls KOA

It was time to take a bit of a R&R break in the sun and warmth at the Great Falls KOA in Montana. I had been riding for pretty much a month in the rain, cloud and cold for the most part. The weather in Great Falls was predicted to be hot and sunny. Although each evening the thunder storms would arrive and they would sometimes close the pool down due to lightening threats.



KOAs are generally pretty good – clean washrooms, free showers, free wifi, and a swimming pool. Some are better than others, and the Great Falls KOA was one of those.

They gave me a small but nice camp spot partially under a gazebo!



I settled in to relax around the pool.


You can see by the pool that the campground is geared towards families. This is fine by me. I love watching families having fun in a pool. It brings good memories of having fun with my kids. In many ways I wish those times lasted forever, and if I had the time back I would have enjoyed them even more. I suppose this is a common reflection of parents. But then again, I hear a lot of parent saying they can’t wait for their kids to grow up. Not me.


While at the pool I met Abby. Abby was about 2 years old. This is generally the age of women I attract ha ha. Abby kept coming up to me as I lay on my lawn chair. She would just stand and stare at me. Her Dad and Grandmother would call her. She would leave for a few minutes and then back she would come. So I engaged in 2 year old conversation. Her Grandmother would call and I would say your grandmother is calling. She would just point to her and stay with me. It was funny.

I wonder what makes a 2 year old attracted to some people and run away from others?

The same for animals and adults too. Why are people attracted to others?

Camping next to me in the campground was a mother and son from Montana. She always greeted me with a pleasant smile. And her son would come and let me know when the hot tub was open as he knew I like relaxing in it.

They left on the Sunday and I was staying until Monday. Strange, but when they left it left a void. I missed them. Why is that? I suppose as a solo traveler I ponder these things.

In any case it was a nice break and I need to beat back the urge to keep riding.

Route for August 5, 6 and 7, 2016


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