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Jul 21, 2014 - Butte and Billings Montana

Butte, Montana 100 years ago this was a boom mining town with over 100,000 residents; today the population is approx. 30,000. It would have been a more interesting place to visit 100 years ago as compared to visiting today. The mansions that were inhabited back then by the wealthy residents were probably beautiful as compared to how they look today. The majority of them are either vacant or so run down and in need of major repairs. There are a few that have been renovated to their former glory and it gives you the feel of what once was....

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Jul 1, 2014 - Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day everyone. John wants everyone to know he made the flagpole in the picture. What a handy fellow! It was nice getting up this morning and not having to travel any great distance. Finally, a pleasant day as well. Current temp is 21°C or 69°F. We back tracked down the interstate a little ways and visited the Pictograph Cave State Park. Quite an interesting and historic site. Tomorrow we are headed to St. Mary, just outside Glacier National Park.

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2014 Alaska Trip

Jun 30, 2014 - Montana

I have fixed John's grammar mistakes. He was very tired after a long day. We had another tough day of driving today. The cross and head winds were 40 mph with higher gusts. We stopped at the Painted Canyon, part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and were almost blown off our feet! Changed time zones again. Now Mountain Central Time. Arrived in Billings MT at 4:30 local time and the sun is shining again.

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2014 Alaska Trip

Jun 25, 2014 - Wall, SD to Billings, Montana

THE TRIP FROM WALL SOUTH DAKOTA TO BILLINGS MONTANA WAS VERY UNEVENTFUL. NOTHING SPECIAL TO SEE EXCEPT WE DID SEE AN INDIAN DRESSED ONLY IN A LOIN CLOTH AS WE PASSED THROUGH A SMALL TOWN ON SR212. IT WAS A GOOD IDEA WE FILLED UP THE GAS TANK BEFORE LEAVING WALL BECAUSE THERE ARE NO GAS STATIONS AND ONLY ONE REST STOP WHILE ON SR212 BEFORE GETTING BACK ON I-90. PASSED BY THE STURGIS S.D. AND WOUNDED KNEE EXITS. TALKED ABOUT GOING IN BUT IT WAS ABOUT A 20 MILE DETOUR FROM OUR PATH AND WE JUST DIDN'T FEEL IT. CROSSED FROM S.D. TO WYOMING, THEN...

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Jun 16, 2014 - Billings, Montana

This morning Ross got up around 0530 to go on his 3 mile morning walk. The sun was up and bright, the sky was clear and the temperature was in the mid 50's. Ross walked toward town and at the half-way mark he was close to the Chinese restaurant he and Marge visited for dinner last night. After returning to the motorhome Ross had his breakfast and showered. Marge had made the coffee while Ross was out walking and they spend some time checking emails and drinking their coffee. Around 0830 they began the ritual of getting the motorhome ready...

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May 14, 2014 - Mitchell to Rapid City

Left R & R Campground behind the Super 8 Motel, Mitchell, SD, at 10:00. The temperature was 56 degrees even though the sky was sunny and clear. We had about 13 or so miles of 2-way traffic due to road construction. Travelled through the Bad Lands and saw lots of signs advertising WALL Drug, Rushmore, etc., didn’t stop as we had done all that the last two times through the area. We are on a mission and it has been too cold. We arrived in Rapid City, SD and stopped at the Flying J for diesel. Then off to Ellsworth AFB FAM Camp where we spent...

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Mar 13, 2014 - Planning in Progress

Plans are coming along nicely. Tom is planning his route to Billings, Montana where I will meet him at the airport. Ticket has been purchased and seats selected. Seems early to be planning for a late summer trip, however, we know that lodging near or in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier-Waterton can be difficult to secure if not booked 6 months in advance.

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Oct 20, 2013 - The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins: The wait is finally over and we left Bridgeview Resort in Lethbridge, Ab this morning. We hit the road at 8:00 am. We definitely didn't have any trouble getting up and going this morning. After spending the last 11 nights in Lethbridge waiting for this moment. The weather was a nice fall day without to much wind and we made the border by 9:00am. This was the easiest border crossing we have ever had, with 3 simple questions and a have a great winter from the border guard. We had to stop in Shelby to get fuel at the...

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Al & Jan on the Road

Sep 24, 2013 - Day 15 - Yellowstone National Park to Billings, MT

We said good-bye to Yellowstone today with the threat of bad weather looming over our heads. We exited through the North Entrance of the park. I have to say there were some pretty scary areas of the road. In fact, I was in the fetal position some of the time. Thanks, Mike for dealing with me AND the road. However, we made it safe and sound to Mammoth Hot Springs. The incoming bad weather was all everyone seemed to be talking about so I am glad we were leaving. I have attached a few pictures of our campground at Madison. It was a lovely...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Missoula to Billings, MT

Date: September 21, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Billings, MT Mileage: End - 25972 Start - 25592 Total Miles for the day: 380 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 42º High 89º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Prairie Dogs Year List: 274, Life List: 377 Birds: Eurasian Starling, American Crow, Common Raven, Great Blue Heron, Black-billed Magpie, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Dove, Redhead Ducks, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Western Meadowlark, Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes,...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Last day in Montana

Last night we visited our friends Lon and Maryann Rodemacher's place in Anaconda Montana. It is 75 acres of heaven, that is two and a half miles off the main road. Our gracious hosts provided dinner and great company. My favorite view was out the kitchen window. It almost makes you WANT to do the dishes! Thanks Lon and Maryann for a wonderful time. This morning we were on the road, headed east for the first time in over a week. Actually a little sad that our adventure is coming to a close. But, not for a few more days anyway. This...

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Aug 11, 2013 - Montana

From The World’s First KOA Billings, MT Another early start this morning.. Once we passed Sturgis, we had RV’s and motorcycles going west with us. After lunch we decided that we would stay in Billings, MT so I looked at the app on my phone and found a KOA. When I called, they said they only had one site left and it was a 30 amp with no sewer. Bill had just dumped this morning so we took the site. A lot of motorcycles in campground but it was very quiet. A lot of kids and dogs that weren’t quiet! We have a pull-through so we didn’t unhook as...

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