Thursday, August 4, 2016

We are happy to report that the engine is running cool now and our drive to Billings was uneventful. We stayed at the Billings KOA in almost the same campsite we were in two months ago on our way to Alaska. We had planned to spend some time in Rapid City South Dakota on the way home but when we called to make reservations found the campgrounds booked up. One place said we could stay Thursday but said they were going black on Friday due to the Sturgis Bike Week. We decided to stay high on I-94 and retrace our path in May.

We are spending the night back in Medora North Dakota and this afternoon drove through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. We did not have time to do that when we were here last as we left with the group the next morning for Billings. We saw a lot of bison and a few other animals but did not see any elk. We had hoped to see elk but unfortunately they did not seem to be near the roadway.


Mother nursing calf

Young calf

Pam read in the information that feral horses live in the park and sure enough we came across a small herd and a lone white stallion.

We also saw many prairie dogs, a mule deer, and a group of antelope.


Prairie Dog

Mule Deer

Tomorrow we continue east and plan to spend three nights in Bemidji Minnesota exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi River and the town made famous by the FX series Fargo. 

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