Larry & Cheryl's 2016 Travels travel blog

Our journey to Billings

Upper Missouri River

Valley created by the Upper Missouri River

Soft rolling hills and hay

Starting to see Buttes

Grain storage

"Square Butte"

interesting Layers

Layers and Erosion

Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Milk Chocolate

Desert plants cover a Butte

Amber Waves of Grain

Big Boys

Even small farm towns talk about Drugs

Changing elevtions

"100 years of pulling ? " (don't know what)

Passing thru Lewiston

Long standing brick buildings

Classic farm with hay

Finally back in the pines

Far up on a hill, a lone soldier salutes

Seeing some red rock now and then

Cows grazing out in the chapparal

Hollyhocks

We lunched at Busy Bee Cafe

Some eroded rock formations

Seeing lots of these out here now

Oh Oh, wide load coming our way

Small towns are patriotic

Old timey western builidings of Montana

Approaching the bluffs

Ancient crumbling farm buildings

Billings is located along the sandstone bluffs

Sandstone Bluffs of Billings, MT.

Old buildings before A/C had lots of windows

Not old, but interesting church with lots of angles


We fueled the coach and drove along highway 80 to 87. Originally we were going to take scenic highway 200 towards North Dakota, but we changed our minds and went to Billings, MT because this was all rolling plains and tiny ranch towns with NO RV parks along the scenic highway.

We stopped at a small Café in Roundup, MT for lunch. As we neared Billings, MT we saw the familiar sandstone cliffs or bluffs as they call them, that the city is known for.

When we reached Billings Elks to boondock in the parking lot, we set up and went into the bar to pay our donation for camping. There we met two other RV couples in bar that were parked out by our coach. We all banded together for a burger dinner and conversation, and they came over to our rig until 10 p.m. to socialize. Matt & Robin were from Maine but I forgot where Pete & Shirley were from, sorry. But we all had a wonderful time sharing Rv'ing stories.

We were watching for thunder storms tonight coming our way and had to give poor little Daisy some Xanax to keep her calm when it came through.

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