Monday, September 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Robert.

Today our son Robert is celebrating his 33rd birthday.  Happy birthday Robert, love you son.

Friday afternoon we arrived at Leland and Cathy's in Shepherd, MT.  It has been a couple of years since we have seen them.

Saturday Leland and Cathy took us to a place called Pictograph Cave State Park in Billings.  This is a 23 acre area of caves located five miles south of billings.  Prehistoric hunters camped in these caves and left behind artifacts and 100s of rock paintings or pictographs.  It is an amazing place. 

Leland and Cathy
Cathy and John identifying rock paintings. 

Leland and John

Sunday morning we were up early and on the road to Bear Tooth Highway to see the sights.  It was a beautiful drive with lots of photo ops. Our first stop was Rock Creek Vista Point.  The first thing you notice when you get out of the vehicle are the chipmunks.  They are just waiting for someone to feed them. 
 John was standing there with nothing in his hands and two of them came right up to him.  Below are a few pictures from the overlook.

After leaving the overlook we continued on down the highway.  In some places the air was smoky from the fires in Yellowstone.  We were still able to get some amazing photos. 

John and Leland
 Awe look....I am almost as tall as John....with a little help from that rock. LOL
This was the view from our picnic spot. 
We also managed to stop for ice cream in Cooke City, MT
I couldn't resist stopping to get a picture, or two, of the changing leaves.  They are my favorite. 

I thought this was a cool looking mountain.  We came back on Hwy 296 and picked up Hwy 120 just  North of Cody back to Billings. 

All that riding got us to thinking about dinner.  We decided on a Chinese restaurant in Billings.  The sun was just beginnig to set when we got back to Leland and Cathy's so I tried to get a picture of that. 

Somehow the pictures never look as beautfiul as the actual sunset.  

We had a wonderful time with Leland and Cathy and we thank them so much for their hospitality.  This morning Cathy prepared us a delicious breakfast before we hit the road. Good food, good times and great friends, it just doesn't get any better than that.  We hope to see them again real soon.

 Leland and Cathy.

Our trip today was unevenful and we made it to Devil's Tower, WY and are staying at the Belle Fourche campground.  The scenery is beautiful. 

Tomorrow is a travel day for us.  Our destination is Rapid City, SD.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.


  1. Run into snow? I saw something about South Dakota getting snow.....brrr

  2. I so envy you that trip to Montana, Yellowstone, Devil's Tower. We did it many moons ago, before we had a camper..I long to go back, but that won't happen unless Dennis quits farming!