Part 1 was for the most part uneventful. Max slept, and Jon watched the slow West Montana sunrise.
When Jon and Max passed I-15, which leads southward to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and eventually Sunny Southern California, they ceremonially belted at the top of their lungs the song "California" by Phantom Planet. Jon wore his goggles, Max his bandana. There was talk of the world, there was talk of starcraft, there was joking and singing.
It would not be until later, in Mid-Montana, after switching from the 90 to the 94, that Jon and Max would encounter......