Oct 1, 2014 - Philipsburg, MT
October 1, 2014 Not light until almost 7:00 and much cooler, about 40 degrees. We all relaxed for most of the morning just catching up for lost time since we last saw each other. Bob and I walked up Rock Creek road to the Morgan-Case Homestead, a rustic log cabin situated on approximately 320 acres on the Rock Creek River. Annie Morgan, a Baltimore born slave was a cook for General Custer during the Civil War but left his service before the Battle of Little Big Horn. A Granite County attorney hired her to take his liquor drinking uncle to a...Jump to full entry
Sep 30, 2014 - Big Timber to Darby, MT...
We pulled out at 10 am Monday morning, an hour earlier than normal! It was overcast & a bit drizzly earlier in the morning so we procrastinated just a bit hoping it would clear off. And so it did. Sure makes it a lot easier to break camp when it's not drizzling on your head. The forecast was for rain through most of today's travels but we got lucky & it was clear & even sunny most of the way. It was a lovely drive even though our route was not as originally planned! You might remember that we got a new GPS awhile back. This is our third...Jump to full entry
Sep 30, 2014 - Philipsburg, MT
September 30, 2014 Went to the Hitching Post for breakfast. What a fun place! We had to have another sausage patty! We left Beth and Joe at 10:30 and headed to Butte. The old silver mining town is depressed although the city is trying to trumpet the “historic” area. We did see some of the “painted ladies”, old, colorful houses. We walked about a bit before going to the library where we charged our devices and caught up on the news. The drive from Butte to Phillipsburg was through “plain type” fields with lots of hay rolls. From Hwy 90 we...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
Sep 29, 2014 - Melrose, MT
September 29, 2014 Bob and Joe went to the Hitching Post to pick up some of their wonderful sausage. Joe is a terrific “short order” cook. Had sausage patties, toast and your choice of eggs! The sun finally came out and we were quick to take advantage of a walk around the property. Grace found her stick and had a great time fetching it from the pond. One of the caretakers said he had seen a bull moose earlier but it eluded us! There was just not any lack of conversation and found we were kindred spirits. Sat by a roaring fire in the outdoor...Jump to full entry
Sep 28, 2014 - Jackson, WY to Melrose, MT
September 28, 2014 Dinner at Rendezvous Bistro was excellent! This is our third visit and we like it more each time. I had two appetizers which was more than I could eat. Tuna Tartare with avocado, shitakes, chili garlic sauce, two caviars, wontons, pickled ginger. Buffalo Fried Calamari with shaved Brussel sprouts, spicy blue cheese and other tastes I couldn’t identify. The serving was enough for 4 which I took home and may be lunch! Bob had Lamb Sweetbrad “Koftas” with Greek yogurt, pita, pickled onions and Bistro Meatloaf with...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
Sep 24, 2014 - Garryowen to Red Lodge, MT
September 24, 2014 7 Ranch camp is wonderfully clean with lots of amenities including country music in the bathrooms! Owners are very hospitable even offering ice cream upon check in. Lovely evening where we were able to sleep with all of the doors open. Our first stop was Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument that memorializes a major battle fought on June 25, 1876 between the Lakota, Cheyenne and 4 Arapaho Indians against the US Army. The Ranger who explained the battle was a Crow Indian. The Crows have lived in the area since the...Jump to full entry
Sep 23, 2014 - Casper, WY to Garryowen,MT
September 23, 2014 Gorgeous morning in Casper! Our Sonoma neighbor, Mary, grew up in Casper and the town named a road near the airport after her father, Mitchie Road. Drove west out of town for 6 miles to the airport which is not “international” yet. Mary mentioned Mitchie was the road that lead to the passenger terminal. After 2 trips around the terminal we Googled the road and finally found it in an area Google identified as Hell’s Half Acre which was near the control tower. Bob wanted to go to the Wild Animal Museum which supposedly was...Jump to full entry
Sep 22, 2014 - Back on the Road Again
From August 12 to September 22, 2014 Hello to all, Warning: There are lots of pictures because this covers about 6 weeks of time. Today, September 22, we are back on the road again after a lengthy visit with daughter, Carolyn, and her husband, Tom at their 8 acres in Augusta, MT. They have two dogs, Centa and Echo, two cats, two ducks, and 36 hens and 1 rooster. Carolyn works in Helena at the VA Hospital and Tom is going skydiving so we are there to care for the animals. Audrey, the youngest daughter, is flying in on the 15th of August for...Jump to full entry