The travel day went well.
We left the RV Park just after 8:30. Just down the road, before interstate, I stopped to get propane, gas and air in the tires. Then parked and cleaned myself up. I left the travel plaza just before 10:00 a.m. with 345 miles to Billings and hoping to beat the forecast heavy rain and possibly snow.
Some rain right away and wind and the look of the sky had me a bit anxious.
But it cleared, the road dried and although the sky still looked ominous and it was windy, the wind was off my rear quarter and manageable.
Montana’s Big Sky: just beautiful!
There were so many beautiful vistas: rivers, the gorgeous Fall colors…but I couldn’t always get the camera. There was more traffic than I expected for a Sunday in late October.
Coming off the steep grade (7%) of Homestake Pass.
A quick stop for a cup of coffee and an apple hand pie.
Bozeman Pass was the challenge of the day. The road was very wet and the temperature was 37F with snow nearly down to the road. But aside from being very messy and slowing me down a bit, it didn’t get worse than a lot of water on the road.
I was parked at Yellowstone River RV Park in Billings by 5:15 p.m. and it was still light! I only come to this park in the “off” season. It is expensive and tight spots – I’d never come in the summer. But Fall/Winter/Spring, it is one of the only options and in the area for overnighters (vs live aboards) there is a lot of elbow room and great walking.
Auggie did much better today. He did ride under the recliner, but that was better than under the sleeper sofa. I can see him under the recliner. He meowed a bit at the start, but then quieted. After arrival, he came out after Bear and I had our before supper walk. I think he will continue to get more comfortable with the routine.
We are here for 2 nights so a quiet non-moving day tomorrow. Most of the other park residents are probably off to work tomorrow so we might try a harness and leash outing for Auggie. There is a nature trail walk to the river for Bear.
There are more “along the way” photos on my Instagram. Instagram makes it very easy to post a photo with a few words.