A gorgeous day of driving through incredible beauty. On the advise of some locals we took Swingley Road south out of Livingston and could not believe our fortune. The weather, the cars, the scenery – everything was optimal.
After a couple of hours on I90 frontage road from Big Timber through Billings we were back on the back roads heading towards the Little Big Horn Battlefield. We are staying 15 or so miles from there in a motel at Hardin.
Larry’s cold has moved into his chest but he refuses to lay-over. He says that he has never taken a sick day in his life. I guess he isn’t about to start now.
Merv’s hip is giving him problems. He is fine driving but walking is quite painful. He will not be going on any walking tours tomorrow. Linda remarked that she has not had the time she would like to work on a needlepoint project. Merv told her he would stay back and work on it for her while we go off sight seeing.
The guys are taking the term “road trip” quite literally. Going from point A to point B has been the, well, point. No lengthy layovers and not much in the way of sight seeing. I have been content with this approach. The passing scenery has provided sightseeing a-plenty.
It was a good day for photos. Most of my photos have been taken from the window with the car underway and jiggling. I have been surprised and quite pleased with some of them.
tom angland says
Looking at these beautiful pictures is becoming the highlight of my days. I keep setting my favorite each day as the desktop background on my computer thinking I’ll keep it for a while, but another irresistible shot comes along the next day.
Glad you are enjoying the pics. And to think that I was worried about being bored in the car for so many days.
Joanne Bergman says
We’re enjoying vicariously your excellent adventures. It’s taken a certain amount of courage on your part to pioneer to the extent you have. Here’s wishing you happy trails all the way home. Love, Joanne, Ed, and Scott
Thanks. There has been a feeling of adventure on some of these remote roads. I have to admit to being weak in the knees after the ‘A’ started sliding backwards on that steep backroad west of Livingston. Just keeping my footing on that steep grade was tough. Merv says that he had a couple of backup plans had we not been able to get the car going again by pushing.
Robert A. Roubik says
“On Swigley Road – out of Livingston” Above.
Is hauntingly – strikingly beautiful… Excellent just excellent.
thank you for sharing your adventure. My boyhood home is in Alexandria, Mn. Viewed at midnight in Virginia
I’ve been around the world twice and have seen each of the tallest mountains in the world… just wonderful to revisit America.
I have no idea how I got here.. your site.