Days 36 and 37 – In Transit Montana to South Dakota

A FINAL VIEW OF GLACIER PARK FROM MANY GLACIER ACROSS LAKE JOSEPHINE

Wednesday September 10 (Muriel)

We set out in light rain from St. Mary Lodge, heading south through increasing rain to East Glacier.  After breakfast at the Whistle Stop Restaurant there, we headed east along US Highway 2, a good two land road.  We drove east and southeast.  At first the drive took us through rolling prairie.  Soon the terrain became more rugged, and we headed toward low but jagged peaks.  A sign said we were entering the Big Belt Mountains.  We stopped at a view point where we climbed stairs where we could look down at the Missouri River winding below contorted green rocks.

VIEW OF THE MISSOURI FROM TOWER ROCK STATE PARK MONTANA

Back on the road we crossed the Missouri many times.  Eventually we crossed the Yellowstone River a few times before getting to Billings, where we stopped for the night.  Much of the drive was in light to moderate rain.

Thursday September 11 (Muriel)

The rain ended by the time we were up and about in the morning.  We headed south and east again, leaving Montana and driving through the northeast corner of Wyoming.  There was scattered light rain throughout the drive.  We stopped for lunch in Buffalo, Wyoming, where we couldn’t resist having buffalo burgers (more correctly, bison burgers) for lunch.

FINE DINING IN BUFFALO, WYOMING WITH INTERIOR DECOR

On we drove into South Dakota, where we stopped in Rapid City.  This was to be our base for four nights.  We caught up on laundry and had a nice, late dinner at an Italian restaurant in downtown Rapid City.

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1 Response to “Days 36 and 37 – In Transit Montana to South Dakota”


  1. 1 Cynthia September 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I just caught up with the last three weeks of your blog, having been in Europe for two of those weeks. Although I have visited Glacier NP, Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, my trip was much tamer, in every way. Just as beautiful, though. The photos brought back fond memories of my trip with Mel. Enjoy your next several weeks on the road.
    Cynthia


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