PART 18: 2011 Western American Road Trip, Heading home through Montana, Newton visits the vet


Newton enjoys his food bowl and Teddy Ruxpin is belted into the back seat.

Newton pricked his paw on something in dad’s backyard, and he licked it until it was infected. At a Motel 6 west of Butte I gave him a bath and covered his paw.

He managed to get the towel off so I tied it shut.

The next day I found a veterinarian who had time to take us in the same day. I highly recommend them:
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3302 Monroe Avenue, Butte, MT 59701-3826
(406) 494-3630 ‎

An accident on I-90.

Someone drove through the guardrail and went off the cliff.

Lots of snow but roads were clear.


Clean facility. I think I heard a goat back there. Veterinarians in Montana take care of everything from rodents to show horses.

LOL, that’s what you get, dog.

Antibiotics and anti-itch powder. $130 for the whole visit. Not bad at all!

Lunch at Wendy’s across the street.

More of beautiful Montana.

Livingston MT


We stopped at the Livingston Inn. We didn’t stay the night but I was here a few years ago and wanted a couple souvenirs.
The rooms are sparkling clean, affordable, and recently renovated.

These postcards are awesome. They had a real bear come in for a photo shoot in 2007.

Montana might have the friendliest people in the country.

The vanity plate on this Seville says “COMFY”

Me and Teddy at a truck stop in Montana.

Using cheese to give Newton his meds.



“I hate this”


Checked into a Motel 6 in Wyoming.

Divided into sections:

PART 1: Overview, Expenses, Map – 2011 Western American Road Trip – 6,500 Miles, 30 Days

PART 2: Joplin MO Tornado Damage, Terry’s Subaru STI in Oklahoma, Route 66, U Drop Inn, Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo TX, Leaning Water Tower

PART 3: Wigwam Motel, Meteor Crater

PART 4: Nissan Sentra Spec V, 1951 Chevy truck, Thanksgiving dinner

PART 5: Arizona International Auto Show

PART 6: In N Out Burger, NICOClub Headquarters in Surprise AZ

PART 7: Driving 1931 Ford Model A, first-generation Honda Insight, and 1967 Datsun 411 wagon

PART 8: The Grand Canyon

PART 9: Barstow CA, Arvin CA, cruising SR-99 to Lemoore CA

PART 10: Aaron in Lemoore CA – Mexican food, Autozone, and Naval base

PART 11: In N Out Burger, Northern California, Gary’s house in Independence OR

PART 12: The Pacific coast in Newport OR, Lighthouse

PART 13: Grilling at Gary’s, shopping, Brandon’s house in Ellensburg WA and 2000 Sebring convertible

PART 14: Arrival in Spokane WA, drinking, karaoke

PART 15: Drinking, eating

PART 16: Bar hopping downtown

PART 17: Eating, drinking, farewell dinner

PART 18: Heading home through Montana, Newton visits the vet

PART 19: Boulder CO, Denver CO, show at Cervantes, heading home

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