Next couple of days were just simple stops on our way to my cousin’s ranch/farm in Townsend, Montana. We stayed at Sheridan, Wyoming at a Wal-Mart there, where we proceeded to just go to bed early and rest up! We have been not feeling well on our journey, even though we’ve been sight-seeing like crazy, so we just wanted to rest up and try to recuperate and get ourselves feeling better.
Our next day, we headed further west to Billings, Montana where we stayed at a Cracker Barrel. We are definitely trying to make this trip not too costly and places like this really help us out. We did stop for a lunch there, knowing it’d be less costly than dinner. We asked our server if there was anything to do in his city and he suggested we go to Pompey’s Pillar for a great view of the area. We hadn’t read up on the area, so we were game, and we jumped in the Prius and headed there. We had no idea of the historical relevance of the site and were very excited to find out that William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition had carved his initials on a large rock there, making it a historical site. It was the only known proof of the entire expedition.
There was a visitor’s center there with paintings and things to show of their expedition that were quite interesting. Then, we walked outside to the rock and climbed up many steps to the carving that has since been protected… you can climb higher for a spectacular view of the area and the Yellowstone River. It ended up being a very nice visit!
We headed back to the RV for a nap and to check on the cats, then headed back out to check out a movie “Inside Out” at the Carmike Shiloh 14 and then up to the Lookout Drive over Billings for some fantastic views of the city and to see the sunset before calling an end to our day in Billings.