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Jul 2, 2015 - Billings, the largest city in Montana

We stopped in Billings, and rented a car to head to The Battle of the Little Bighorn. Custer's Last Stand. The battlefield looks exactly as it did on June 25, 1876. It was a very eye opening experience. We went to two Ranger led talks about the battle. The story you read is not the truth of the battle. If you are ever in Montana this is a must see visit.

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Rolling Vacation

Jun 25, 2015 - Billings, Montana

Billings is the largest city in Montana with a population of 167,000. It turned out to be a good place to have our motorhome repaired. We found a great repair shop that was recommended by someone I called when we were back at the Battle of Little Big Horn. We brought it in at 7:30 a.m. and it was finished at 1:30 p.m. The serpentine belt actually split. We were very, very fortunate that the other half that remained held together so that we were not stranded by the side of the road. We met a nice couple from Louisiana who also brought their...

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Jun 23, 2015 - Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area

Straddling the states of Montana and Wyoming, the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation area was established as a national park unit by Congress in 1966 following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam. The Yellowtail Dam (named after Crow Indian leader, Robert Yellowtail) harnessed the waters of the Bighorn River and created the 71-mile long Big Horn Lake. At first our plans were to visit an area nearby called McCullough Peaks to view some wild horses. This particular band of wild horses is thought to be descendants of horses released into...

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Where RV Now?

Jun 14, 2015 - father's day lows and highs

Forgot to mention..the town of minecrofts own rising Nashville star chancey Williams was doing a private show for the town...they were amazing Severe thunderstorms rolled through 2am...crazy wind and rain, debated putting kids in car twice All my guy wires worked like a gem ....however things were wet packing up...not raining in am Headed to Billings Stopped at two national monuments Little big horn aka custers last stand Pompeys pillar. ..lewis and clark signature on rock Neat Father's day treat. .we scrubbed camping at roadside fir a...

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May 28, 2015 - Wyoming and Montana

You have a new writer today, Janice is busy with something else so Jim is writing today's entry. Of course today was primarily a travel day, so my material is not nearly as spectacular as Bryce Canyon or the Crazy Horse sculpture, but here it goes. Also, I must report that the skies WERE cloudy all day, unlike the old cowboy song "Home on the Range". Our journey is from Rapid City SD to Billings MT--primarily the "high plains" with miles and miles of open range populated wth numerous large herds of cattle. Towns were fairly far apart and...

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Jan 29, 2015 - Billings

We were on the road early, it was still dark for awhile. We ran into patches of fog but it was never for very long. It was pretty frosty in the morning and never got higher then 44. There is lots of snow in the mnts but not much on the ground, just small banks in places. I did pack away the sandals and the winter coats are back on so we r ready for home. Almost 900 Kim's today with a few fuel ups at 1.89. Got our room at days inn just after dark and did some shopping before settling in for the night.

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Plans

Sep 27, 2014 - Spring Creek Campground...

Talked to Mom for over an hour today while we lounged around staying out of the rain. As I mentioned in my last post, we are currently holed up in the Spring Creek Campground located right on the lovely Boulder River. It's a large, well maintained campground with full hookups, laundromat,fishing ponds, cabins & best of all, fast free internet! I've caught up with posting, pictures & general computer work in the past couple of days. Fortunately we visited the Natural Bridge & Falls on Friday afternoon after getting settled in. Wow, it was...

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Sep 27, 2014 - Glendive to Big Timber, MT...

Thursday we traveled from Glendive, MT to Billings, MT. This portion of I-94 isn't nearly as scenic as our drive yesterday traveling from ND to just inside the Montana state line. We were looking forward to one stop this afternoon & we weren't disappointed. You might remember that the interpreter at Fort Mandan recommended that we stop at Pompeys Pillar as we traveled along I-94 west. He didn't tell us much so we weren't quite sure what to expect. I actually thought it was going to be a pullout with a small monument like many others we've...

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Sep 25, 2014 - On the road again!

We broke camp here at General Sibley in Bismarck, ND on Wednesday morning & headed west on I-94, destination Montana. It was a lovely day & the scenery was very pretty for most of our trip with a few interesting things thrown in as well. Our first encounter was with Sue. Salem Sue (or The World's Largest Holstein Cow) is a large fiberglass Holstein cow sculpture located in New Salem, North Dakota. Salem Sue was built in 1974 for $40,000. Sue stands 38 feet high and is 50 feet long & we could see her for several miles before deciding to...

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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 - Billings, MT

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

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