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Aug 11, 2016 - Day 3 So.Much.Driving

The first gold medal this day was awarded to Montana for vastness: rolling fields, plains and hills as far as the eye can see to the distant mountains whose pinnacles support the the big sky. Ah, home. I crossed the Continental Divide of the Rockies twice, getting to Big Timber under the watchful eye of the Pioneer Mountains, the Absaroka Range and the Crazies, majestic all. The second gold went to BFF Judy for carrying on. Widow of dairy/beef farmer Russell, she continues to farm the family homestead in Ballentine with her son Dean and has...

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Going for the Gold

Aug 6, 2016 - Driving throug Montana

On the road at 9 am trying to make a good trek through Montana. We hit a couple of terenchial rainfalls and had to stop for it to lighten up. I was pretty nervous , not being able to see the road ahead. Great driving skills Frank, and I believe a higher power is amongst us all the way! We were challenged to find a camping spot in Billings, so we finally after much searching through our Good Sam GPS we are now settled in at a KOA in Big Timber Montana. Nice RV site ! Frank is happy to relax and watch some local news. We are still muggy out...

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May 6, 2016 - Yellowstone

From Big Timber KOA Montana We started our journey east today. It was very hard leaving. Last night all the kids came over with Mother's Day cards they made and some pictures. There was a lot of tears and sad good-byes. We got up early to make our 9:00 appt. to get the oil changed. I tried to put the satellite dish down and it stopped halfway.. Called the serice # and they walked me through a sequence of pushing buttons and it recalibrated and came down. We went back to Patirck's house to wait for the coach so we got to spend some time with...

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Jul 23, 2015 - Moving Toward Glacier NP

We are camping at Spring Creek Campground & Trout Farm, another park that we visited on our way to Alaska in 2011. The afternoon showers and morning showers are interfering with our plans. The rain stopped and the sun appeared, so we unhooked and headed to the golf course. Another fine day. As I told a gentlemen at the golf course, we are on vacation, camping, and playing golf - only thing that would be better is to have some Blue Bell ice cream. We have some interesting neighbors in the campground - one couple form Billings who have just...

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Sep 29, 2014 - Natural Bridge & Falls...

After getting setup at the Spring Creek Campground Friday afternoon we decided to head on down the road to do a bit of exploring. It was a wonderful drive past the river, the grazing cattle & the beautiful scenery. We'd been told about a spot that we 'shouldn't miss' called Natural Bridge Falls. We didn't know what to expect and since we didn't know what the 20 mile drive held, we decided not to bring the rig. As it turned out, it would have been fine. But, it worked out well this way too. Easier to gawk when you don't have the 5'er...

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Aug 23, 2013 - Big Timber, Montana

We left Buffalo, WY yesterday in light rain with occasional sunlight breaking through the clouds. We heard on the news that there are 55 forest fires burning West of us and we can see the smoke in many areas, although it just looks like a haze or early morning fog. We also heard that WY is the largest coal producing state in the nation, which explains the trains pictured in my last entry. We traveled West on interstate 90 for the entire trip. We thought we lived in the country, but Freedom is urban compared to what we are seeing. On 90 we...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Big Timber, Montana

A driving day Departed: Cataldo, Idaho Arrived: Big Timber, Montana Mileage at start of day: 21,611 Mileage at end of day: 22,027 Another day of driving through rain and overcast conditions, weather is warm but not dry. This is just another day on the road to get us to where we want to be. We did find a very cute campsite, if you had kids it would be great for them. They had ponds stocked with trout and you paid 50 cents an inch if you caught one. There was no charge if you were not successful. They even cleaned them for you if you...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Big Timber KOA

Another day another state, westward we continues Great day for travelling, light winds behind us, cloudless skies and next to no traffic. Gently rolling hills, miles and miles of fences, uncountable herds of cattle and horses. Giant open pit coal mines, lengthy trains and the big open skies of Montana. Just to give you an idea of how far away we are from anything there is no cable here in this park and nothing available thru the antenna, I didn't believe such a place could exist. Conveniently next door to a water slide park so all are happy...

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Away we go 2013

Aug 22, 2012 - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon"

Remember the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn?Well this small town didn't tie them...read the great story below. Makes you proud to be an American. Traveling through Small town USA, you never know what heartwarming story you will run across. Such was the case when we arrived in the beautiful small community of Big Timber, Montana which sits in the Yellowstone River Valley and right along I-90. Driving down McLeod Street which is Big Timber’s main drag, wooden yellow ribbons adorn the power poles...

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Aug 21, 2012 - On the Road Again

I can't believe it has been March since I blogged about the CoCo Locomoto's travels. Since our travels took us to Tucson in my last blog, where we were fortunate enough to get to see our son (who was in Tucson on business) have a great visit, as well as have a guided tour of his company's Tucson plant, we then drove to Scottsdale where we had a great long weekend with our oldest daughter Stephanie and her husband Mike. Took in a Mariner's spring training game with them as well as did some sightseeing around the area and got in lots of good...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Big Timber, Montana

We had very interesting weather today. At one point it was sunny and 78, then a bunch of clouds came in and it dropped rain and the temp to 71 degrees, then it left and it got sunny again for a couple hours, now it is cloudy and looks like a good chance of rain. That old saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait a couple hours” seems to fit perfectly. We drove into town this morning and walked down both sides of the street. We went into all the shops and really enjoyed this little town. There were so many “Montana” items for sale that we...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Jun 17, 2012 - Natural Bridge Falls

To begin I wish all the father’s out there a very warm Happy Father’s Day. We don’t have cell service so were unable to receive any calls, or to wish my boys a happy day….but, thanks to the Internet, we were able to do that on Facebook. I miss my Dad, but know that he is looking out for me every day. Fathers are so important to little girls. A father is our first love. I was lucky to have been blessed with the best. And, my granddaughters all have great Dad’s. I salute you all! It was very windy today, but the sky was blue and it was warm....

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Yippee Tyo's!

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