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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!

Jun 16, 2012 - On the road through Montana

We left Helena today and had a 4 hour drive to Big Timber, Montana where we will be staying for 2 days. We drove through Butte, Bozeman, Livingston and many other small towns. The terrain changes almost every time you take a turn in the road. From rocky mountains, to the forest and to the plains. I wish my photos could be seen as we see them. I took about 50 today and tried to pick the best ones for you. We drove through the Continental Divide. The Divide crosses into the United States in northwestern Montana, at the boundary between...

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Yippee Tyo's!

May 17, 2012 - Sturgis, SD. to Big Timber, Mt.

Today we drove from Sturgis, SD. to Big Timber, Mt. going through the northeast corner of Wyoming. Driving was good today, not much wind. The views of the Wyoming and Montana landscapes were really beautiful. The views of the Rocky mountains were great also. Joanna saw deer in the fields as we drove down the highway and of coure lots of cows, hamburgers on the hoof. It took a half hour longer driving today because I took a power nap at lunch time. The Spring Creek Campground & Trout Ranch at Big Timber, Mt. is very beautiful. We have a...

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Aug 27, 2011 - Finally on our way...

We finally got off (11:30 am) on our USA expedition but not without a few problems. (1) Cody, out little Dachshund, tore a "dew claw" and had to be taken to the vet, (2) I forgot our still camera so you will be without photos of our visit with Stu at Two Harbors, Catalina. I guess we will have to try to find a camera store in Billings so we will have some still shots to bore you with for the rest of the 7 months. Tomorrow we head for Crow Agency to visit the Little Big Horn National Mon. and see if we can find Custer. Drove 8.5 hours today...

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Dressell's USA Quest

Jul 12, 2011 - Moving on in Montana

We only had 150 miles to go today and it was probably the most beautiful drive we've ever taken. We went straight north through Montana and even dipped a little bit into Wyoming as the road actually meanders into Yellowstone NP a little bit. There were mountains on either side of the road with rushing rivers and beautiful forests. It was a two lane road and mostly smooth with lots of turn outs, but not much of a shoulder. We saw a sign which reduced the speed to 45 and cautioned to watch out for big horn sheep. I had just remarked to Jeff...

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Two Hams in a Can

Jun 4, 2011 - On To Montana

2011-06-04 On To Montana We drove 367 miles today and landed at a really nice family campground near Big Timber, Montana, just off I-90. The Yellowstone River and the Boulder River come together near here and the town of Big Timber lies in the wedge formed by the rivers. About 2 miles south of the town is Spring Creek Campgound & Trout Ranch, on the north bank of the Boulder River. All the rivers in this region are full and running very fast. Nobody is wading in them trying to catch fish; it would be foolish to do so. We will move on...

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