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Apr 27, 2019 - Catching up

A little late posting but we have made it to Montana. The last post we were in Fort Laramie, Wyoming and fixin to move to Sheridan, Wyoming. Our plans where stay at Peter D's RV park in Sheridan. We had a good move and arrived in Sheridan. As we made our way to Peter D's we noticed that the gates were closed to the campground. There was a sign on the gate saying that due to flooding, the park would be closed until the 18th. The down side is that we were there on the 17th. So a change of plans needed to be made. We have stayed at the...

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Sep 4, 2017 - Summer is winding down now

Well, we have made another Summer here at Conestoga Campground. Labor day weekend is almost over and our Summer is slowing down. It has been a busy one with the folks heading to Alaska, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival and it seemed like the campground had more families with children this year. Fuel prices were lower than years past and Yellowstone and Glacier National parks recorded record attendance this Summer. We were told by several that in Yellowstone that visitors had trouble finding parking spaces at the various points on interest...

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Jun 29, 2017 - Mammoth Hot Springs

Gardiner is an interesting town. The Yellowstone River runs through the center of town through a deep gorge. It’s right at the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park, our first National Park. There is a row of bars and restaurants that face the entrance to the park and the historic Roosevelt arch is right across the street. We spent yesterday (Thursday) at Mammoth Hot Springs. It’s the site of Fort Yellowstone that was a US Army fort from 1891 until 1918 when it was turned over to the newly created National Park Service. All of the...

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Jun 27, 2017 - What a Change!

As we left Choteau and headed for Great Falls, the temperature had gotten warmer than any time since Arizona in March. By the time we got to the Walmart in Great Falls to pickup my prescription, it had gotten into the low 90’s. Winnie wasn’t liking it. the engine is running about 10F warmer than before. I’ll have to keep an eye on it. In addition the dash AC seems like it needs a freon charge and the gen set is not running. It seems like heat brings out the worst in Winnie. We endured the heat as we climbed in elevation and it finally...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Sightseeing near White Sulphur Springs MT.

HISTORY of Bair Museum Like many young men of his time, Charles Bair came to Montana in 1883 from Paris, Ohio to make his fortune. He began as a conductor on the Northern Pacific Railroad. He ran sheep on a small ranch near Lavina, Montana and on the Crow Reservation in Hardin (where he became a close personal friend of the last great Crow leader, Chief Plenty Coups), but he made his fortune in the Alaskan Gold Rush – not by working a claim but by investing in a ground – thawing device. He poured his earnings into in oil, mining, banking...

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May 27, 2017 - Our Summer season has started

Well it is May 27 and the Memorial day weekend is upon us. We have been here since April 6 and have gotten settled in. The other two workcamper couples have also arrived and we are ready for the Summer season. It was good to get back to White Sulphur Springs and see all the friends that we have made here. It was good to get back to church at Mountain View Community Church also. We have taken a few drives out in the country side but not getting off the main highways. It has been a wetter Winter than in the past few years and there is quite a...

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Apr 11, 2017 - The end of Karen's visit

Well today is when we take Karen to the airport in Bozeman so she can catch her flight back to Dallas. Even though her flight is at 1:40 we still left around 9:00 to allow enough time to get her to the airport. We had planned to take Hwy 86 thru the Bridger pass but with the snowfall we had on Sunday and last night we decided to go thru the canyon on Hwy 12 to Townsend and then down to Three Forks to I90. All of the way the roads were pretty clear until we got close to Wheat, Montana. There was a low cloud or fog that we drove thru....

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Apr 6, 2017 - The last leg of the journey

We woke up and got things ready to pull out. We headed on down I90 until we came to Hwy 89 to White Sulphur Springs. We crossed over the Yellowstone River and was met by road construction. We had been told that there is only 2 seasons in Montana. Winter and Road construction. Late Spring, Summer and early Fall are the only times they can work on the roads here due to the cold during the winter. Some of the construction is to repair the roads from the frost heaves and the wear and tear of the road surface from the freezing temps. We had to...

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Sep 29, 2016 - It is time to head South

Today is the day we head South for the winter. We have had a very good Summer and have really enjoyed being here at Conestoga. We had planned on pulling out Monday but we had to wait on a shipment of medicine that we were told was shipped overnight last Wednesday. Well, here in Montana we have found out that it could and did mean 7 days later. It finally came yesterday so we will be pulling out this morning. We will miss everyone here and our Church until we get back next year. But we are excited about getting to see our kids and...

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Jul 23, 2016 - Catching up on our Summer

Well it has been a while since our last entry. I had intended to do an entry a month of the things that we have seen and done. Apparently time has really flown by because we are at the end of July and we have already been here 4 months. This Summer has been extra busy from being one couple short on Workcampers and also an increase of guest staying at the campground. There are normally 3 couples of workcampers and we each work 2 days a week. One of the couples was waiting on taking possession of their new 5th wheel and the other couple was...

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May 18, 2016 - Trip to Great Falls, MT.

On Saturday, May 14 we took a drive up to Great Falls, Mt. along state highway 89. At mile marker #25 we spotted a beaver dam just off the road. We went to Great Falls to see the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Museum about their portage over the falls. It was an unexpected delay of their exploring and quite an undertaking. We viewed two movies while there: one about the difficult portage and another by Ken Burns on the entire Lewis and Clark trip. Then we went over to visit the falls themselves which had been significantly changed due to...

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Alaska Trip 2016

May 13, 2016 - White Sulphur Springs, Montana

We arrived at Conestoga RV Park in White Sulphur Springs on Wednesday May 11, after a 340 mile drive which was the longest drive of the trip so far. The next morning was sunny, and the view of the Big Belt Mountains out of the front window was great. Since it was sunny we decided to drive on an interesting road called 360 that went through the Helena National Forest and would return by route 89 from Great Falls back to White Sulphur Springs. It was a good idea, but we did not research the road very well. State road 360 was over 60 miles...

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Alaska Trip 2016

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