Monday, August 24, 2009

Walmart in Butte

We are staying at the Walmart in Butte. For the last 8 days we have been without internet and phone service. We left this morning and are heading west. Yesterday we did a beautiful hike along a roaring creek and picked wild raspberries. The following was written while we were at our camp outside of Red Lodge, Montana. The picture is of Richard, Carol, Dean and I having lunch at Cooke City.

August 21, 2009

We do not have service at the boondocking spot in Red Lodge so I am writing this and then copying later. What a gorgeous spot. We are camped between two creeks in a large open field. There are a few rigs here but everyone is spread out.

Richard and Carol came with us to Red Lodge for the first 2 days. This was their first trip in his fifth wheel and I think he learned a lot from Dean. On Tuesday we went into town and toured the Beartooth Nature Center, which cares for injured and abandoned animals. It was a beautiful facility. Red Lodge is a really neat town, it even has a ski area. On Wed., Richard anCarol left to go back to Emigrant.

Dean, Chica, and I have been doing long hikes, reading, talking to other campers, and enjoying this beautiful area. Yesterday we went back into Red Lodge and played 9 holes of golf. We were pretty rusty since we have not been playing much but we had fun. Then we had a delightful lunch at the Beartooth Backcountry Restaurant. Dean is really getting into these buffalo burgers.We have had happy hours with a couple from Nevada - Dean and Lenita Brouillette. They are fellow boondockers and full timers.

The weather has been wonderful the last few days.

These are pictures of our campsite and the creek that was next to our trailer.


Chuck and Jan Moore said...

Loved reading about your adventures! Sounds like you have found some good boondocking spots. We're with Ali and Isaac now and wow!! such energy!! Completed the first full 24 hours and so far so good! Hugs to you guys....See you guys in Sept! J&C

Sally Schindel said...

Glad you are blogging so we can look in on you! Looks like a great trip! Wish we were crossing paths with you - maybe this winter in Prescott, huh!!