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State 5: Montana
Now back to driving west we crossed into Montana. There's not a great amount of sights to see along the way, so heading into Billings was a treat. Gasoline is about $2.92/gallon because there is no sales tax - on anything.
We chose to stay in the town of Red Lodge, because it is the last town before the 15 ...
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.
... just scouting for the Cardinals. Then scurried back to campground to let out the dogs before the snow hits.
The koa campground is the first KOA in the world! It started here folks. It is the nicest campground I've ever been to . ...
... to picture the herds of buffalo that once roamed here or the great cattle drives of the early cowboys. The people of Montana seem to reflect this extra legroom of their home in their kindly frontier attitude. A little short on change? Someone's got you covered. Pay phone not working? Someone will pass you their cell phone. These may just be personal experiences of ...
... bananas in Billings, then drove straight through to Yellowstone.
The route into Yellowstone on 212 is also world-heritage status: climbs 10,000 feet and very dramatic. The section into Yellowstone is "The Beartooth Highway ... an All-American Road that has been called "the most beautiful drive in America," by late CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beartooth_ Highway
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