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Old 08-31-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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I-15 into Hwy 2 west, or Hwy 89 all the way?
Which do you prefer and why?
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I know nothing about the conditions of the roads but here's the milages.

Great Falls to Browning

via 44 to 89 = 127 miles
via 89 through Fairfield = 125 miles
via Shelby and 2 = 144 miles
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I've been both ways. Up the interstate and across on 44 or 2 is faster and a better road, but up 89 is more scenic.

My usual method when there are two tolerably equivalent routes that I'm not familiar with is to try one going up, and the other coming back.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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I did I-15 and 2. It may or may not be slightly longer, but it doesn't feel any longer to me, especially when you're speeding slightly. hahaha! I prefer it to what my mom does. She always gets on the freeway and then turns off at Valier and does 89 the rest of the way. Especially really early in the morning or really late at night - I would rather stick to the main highways all the way.

Thanks!

I'd never been to Cut Bank before. That's a cute little town up there. Too isolated (some of you know how I feel about that), but if it were close to a major town, it would be a cute place to live. Cute little movie theater, cute visitors center. They should call it Cute Bank. hahahahahaha! j/k (I'm kind of tired.)

Got stuck behind Elmer Fudd and his wife, going 20 mph all the way through Cut Bank from west to east, that was fun. He had a hat on, with some farm attire, she had a little silver perm, they were in a Chevy with a topper and a dog in the back.

Oh I take that back, actually. I've probably been through there before, I just don't remember. I rode with my aunt and cousins across the state from Coeur d' Alene once. We took Hwy 2 all the way. Probably about the most boring way to get all the way across Montana.

Last edited by MSPLove; 09-01-2010 at 02:34 AM.. Reason: just remembered something
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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I-15/2 in the motorhome.
U.S. 89 in a sports car or motorcycle.
I took the Tioga up 89 once. Never again. Too many hills and curves, too slow.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I did I-15 and 2. It may or may not be slightly longer, but it doesn't feel any longer to me, especially when you're speeding slightly. hahaha! I prefer it to what my mom does. She always gets on the freeway and then turns off at Valier and does 89 the rest of the way. Especially really early in the morning or really late at night - I would rather stick to the main highways all the way.
Methinks your mom is country folks in disguise, and you're a changeling from some city folks' cradle

(My mom is Martha Stewart's clone. I'm pretty sure we're not related either. )
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Methinks your mom is country folks in disguise, and you're a changeling from some city folks' cradle

(My mom is Martha Stewart's clone. I'm pretty sure we're not related either. )

I don't think I'm full-on "city folk." But I like it to be available with ease, in a few hours' drive.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Little things are showing me how close the move is getting. I just bought the last facial cleanser and eyeliner pencil I'll ever buy here. lmao...

Gettin' ready for sales tax again... small price to pay, really though. Even my mom agrees, it's not that big of a difference out of your pocket. Overall cost of living is higher here than where I'm going. Every prospective apartment, duplex, and even house rental listing I've looked at so far... they're all cheaper than what I was paying for my apartment. It all sort of evens out to about the same either place, really.

There's a duplex I saw that I'm itching to look at. (It'll probably be gone by the time I'll actually be able to rent it though.) Under $400 and I KNOW that's in a decent part of town. It's right by the river actually. I lived near there as a kid.
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