We left the driveway Sunday morning. It was so exciting. We did get a chance to visit with the kids for awhile to find out how their honeymoon in Kauai was. They had a wonderful time and were busy the whole week. But it was fun to come home again.
Leaving Billings – not many trees.
There are times when I wish I had a “way with words”, and getting back on the road is one of those times. There is such a feeling of happiness and excitement and knowing that is what we want to be doing. I can’t imagine life in a house without wheels. I know that some day we will have to come off the road, but I am going to enjoy every second of the time that we do have traveling. I am so grateful that Jim feels the same way.
The pictures in this post are random photos of Central Montana. I wanted to take a different route back to Helena rather than the interstate so we went north out of Billings to Lavina and then turned west on Highway 12.
It’s a beautiful drive but let me tell you – do not take this route for the next couple of years. The road construction was horrendous. Miles and miles of dirt and gravel. Speed limit of 35 but we didn’t dare go over 25 and even then we had several cabinet doors come open and spill their contents everywhere. Our strap on the sliding door in the bedroom was broken loose and the doors were sliding back and forth. Opening cabinets proved to be very dangerous. We will definitely not be going back to Billings that way.
We spent Sunday night at the Conestoga Campground in White Sulphur Springs. Great campground if you are in that area. You are surrounded by the Belt Mountains and near the Smith River. Really beautiful.
They even have a trout pond but Jim didn’t have his rod with him. So very sad because there were a whole lot of beautiful rainbows just waiting to be caught.
The sunset was gorgeous.
Lots of trees the further west you go into the Helena National Forest and through the Belt Mountains.
This is where Jim puts his boat in the water at Canyon Ferry about 30 miles from Helena. This area is called the Silos and there is a KOA as well as a state park campground.
We are now set up in “our spot” in Helena for a couple of weeks. Look out fish – Jim is here!