Wyoming and Montana

The very impressive Devils Tower

The very impressive Devils Tower

The upside to taking a couple of extra days to get to Montana is more time for exploring. We spent Tuesday night at Mountain View RV Park in Sundance, WY, which is just 30 minutes from Devils Tower. So, on Wednesday Caleb, Betsy, George and I decided to visit our nation’s first national monument (which is kind of cool in itself).Devils Tower is definitely a majestic and impressive sight!

The downside of not arriving in Montana by Tuesday, is that my husband is having to work all day and then drive at night. (Normally, we’ll only be traveling on weekends.) We drove until about 1 a.m. last night and slept in a Walmart parking lot in Butte, MT. Camping at Walmart feels a bit strange, but there were at least 10 RVs here last night. If you are traveling until late, it really is the best option (most rv park’s won’t let you check-in after 8 or 9 p.m.). We’ll be traveling again this evening and hope to finally arrive at our destination!

George viewing Devils Tower with his great-grandfather's binoculars.

George viewing Devils Tower with his great-grandfather’s binoculars.

Major prairie dog cuteness

Major prairie dog cuteness

Horseback riding in Wyoming (haha)

Horseback riding in Wyoming (haha)

Betsy, Caleb, and George at Devils Tower

...and it's me

…and it’s me

Hello, sweet Montana!  You are a sight for sore eyes!

Hello, sweet Montana! You are a sight for sore eyes!

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Boondocking and Day Three

I’m sick and feeling very miserable, so this update will be brief. I am trying to take it in stride, but it was a rough day of traveling… especially over very bumpy roads.

Last night we “boondocked” for the first time. It wasn’t too bad. We parked at a rest area just outside Kansas City, MO. It all went well,  other than someone trying to steal our sewer hose… I really don’t know what to say about that except, “Eww!”


Today we drove from just outside Kansas City to Mitchell,  SD. We had to make a long stop in Iowa for some repairs, but my handy husband got us back on the road.

Tonight we are staying at Mitchell KOA. Once again, we’ve had a great rv park experience. Friendly staff, clean facilities,  pleasant scenery (particularly if you like cows).


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