My last trip anywhere close to the Badlands was back when I was about 10 and had chicken pox. Needless to say, I was miserable even without the 100+ badland temps…
But I can still remember how beautiful they were…
Today, I ventured off the reservation to Miles City, Montana which grazes the Montana Badlands. Miles City was built right on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Miles City was built outside Fort Keogh. Fort Keogh lives another life now. That will be something for you to research on Yahoo!
Until I get back to Miles City in a warmer time, that is.
So, here we go. You will notice that the farther I get from Wolf Point, the more snow you will see in the pictures. In fact, the forecast was calling for a bit of snow here tonight. Possibly more than a bit, actually. At any rate, I have found just one of many beautiful places and beautiful trips in the Treasure State. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did the first half of the trip…
Off the Res and on the road! Lots of wide open space filled with a beauty all its own!
The snow ain’t half bad either! LOL!
You might think it gets old – but it doesn’t!
Actually looking forward to seeing the spring crops growing in the near future. Hopefully a very early Spring? That’s not too much to ask, is it?
Just me and the highway. And this one has far less traffic than the highway I have usually traveled on.
This one will lead me to a reunion with I-94 that I got separated from during “The Blizzard.”
For anyone who has ever wondered where those massive “wheels” of hay are grown, I found out!
See, a crop that’s ready to harvest.
Now you know…
The Wild West and train trestles… they go hand-in-hand, right? And I passed a bunch of these on the trip today.
I could almost hear the whistles, the gun shots, the bandits, the cowboys, the Indians…
I love trips down memory land. Even when it’s a memory I found in a book.
Starting to see some real hills.
Won’t be long until I see some of those beautiful sandstone cliffs…
And as many of these as I see, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing them.
For some reason, every time I see one, I have flashbacks to the days of Farm Town…
Gorgeous yes? And the “mountains” were just that color. Probably due to the positioning of the sun….
But JUST that beautiful!
This is both a happy and sad picture to me. It’s beautiful. And it’s thought provoking.
The house is literally falling over but the mountains in the background just add to the overall picture. Don’t you think?
Alright, starting to see more definition in the hills.
Yes! Those are sandstone cliffs underneath some of that snow!
The snow here is “dry” and powdery.
Can you tall from the way it drifts across the highway on the gentle breeze?
Well, it was an almost gentle breeze today…
Words just won’t do this justice…
Please don’t ask me.
I have no idea what that number signifies!
I don’t think these pictures can possibly convey just how beautiful it is here,
I look at them and still find some of them taking my breath away….
But they have to be seen in person!
Don’t fret about these magnificent creatures being cold. They have the most wonderful, extra-furry coats on!
I don’t know if, in fact, it was a Bad Route. I didn’t take the exit.
But I had to have a picture. It made me laugh at the time…
And it makes me laugh now!
Here we go!
If you have been to the Badlands before,
these should be bringing back memories!
I love trains. I love bridges
I love OLD bridges!
Tell me that doesn’t bring back gunfight memories!
I think most of those were filmed in California or Arizona areas, yet, they look so familiar.
What can I say? Just the things I look for…
both an old, dilapidated building and a train trestle!
I just LOVE this area!
Already working on a plan of action to get back here…
Possibly for an event to cover in a couple of weeks.
Anyone want to join me?
we’re together again!
Where are you taking me today?
Look – you can multi-shop!
LOL! No, not encouraging any of the bad habits.
But at least they offer medical products!
Again, words not needed…
and wouldn’t add anything…
Just for you Cindy!
The sandstone on the left is at the hotel.
The one on the right is the northern bank of the Yellowstone River…
the FROZEN Yellowstone River.
And that is my trip to Miles City thus far. With an entire return trip tomorrow, I think you can be assured there WILL be more pictures!
Thanks for taking the journey with me.