I had forgotten this was in Terry, Montana, until I drove past it the other day. It isn't the best photo, but you get the idea -- the fanciest two-holer you've ever seen. Brick with a carved door and gables!! You have to see it to believe it!
Which reminds me how important it is to go off the main roads once in awhile. Anytime you can take a two-lane highway that goes through the smaller towns on the map it is really worth the trip. There are so many fun little things that crop up you will be enchanted and amazed!
Turn off the Interstate at Hysham and follow it in to Forsyth. Close to Forsyth you will find a little place you can turn off the road. It was a place for water. You could drink it, but it was also for overheated radiators back in the day. It is a cozy little nook.
I remember turning off the Interstate at Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Sinclair Lewis' hometown and basis for Main Street. I headed west into South Dakota. The 55 mph drove me nuts, but it was good to see the green fields and big white farm houses and church steeples peeping above the tree tops.
Last year in April you readers traveled with me south from Minneapolis to Northfield and south where I discovered some beautiful churches. It was wonderful to find these treasures as I drove along in the rain. I stopped to explore and wish I had more time.
If you take "The Enchanted Highway" near Richardton ND (don't miss the beautiful Benedictine Abbey and cathedral in Richardton.) you will travel through some lush, rolling farm country. The highway curves through several small towns as you stop to look at the huge sculptures that highlight the road.
Anytime you have the opportunity to turn off the road it is important to take the time. The slower speed gives you a chance to look around and enjoy the view. The old line "stop and smell the roses" is never truer that when you take the 'blue highways' of the world.
(read the old book BLUE HIGHWAYS by Daniel Least Heat Moon)