Fairfield Inn & Suites Billings
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Another long drive to Rapid City. After arriving in Rapid city we made headed to Mount Rushmore. What an amazing sight!. Spent a few hours taking in the enormity of the carvings. Grabbed a bit to eat in the very empty restaurant. We were lucky to have a deer and calf saunter across the road as we drove through the town.
The weather held beautiful for our visit with the grand kids and was absolutely perfect for our walk along Rock Creek with John and Kari, but with snow forecasted for that night we headed back to Billings thinking we'd be safe.
Wrong. We woke to a couple inches of the nasty stuff and it trailed us doggedly all the way through Wyoming till we got to Denver, where we finally found the sun again.
... the back highways have their charms, the real pleasure of Montana - what makes it one of the last great places - is the space. Towns are few and far between in northern Montana (it has the 3rd lowest population density in the United States), the roads are smooth and just beyond the endless prairie, there are always mountains in view. It doesn't take ...
... for that evening. Every Thursday at a different location several blocks of downtown are blocked off, a stage is erected, vendor booths are setup, local bars (and there are many) are opened and the party begins. Most of the local bars have open air storefronts and sell drinks to walk-up customers. It's a great way to boost business although being a college town (Montana State University),
A morning spent ...
... ranch where we enjoyed a really delicious steak (best one we've had so far), beans, potato salad and fried bread, followed by cake and fruit for dessert. We sat under a lean to and one cowboy gave us all manner of cowboy hats to wear while another told stories and poems to entertain us. They had one hat that had buffalo horns which was passed around a few people but ended up on me (Nev). Noone wanted to wear it cos it looked silly, but I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services