Journal entry – 18 August 2015, Tues – Billings, Montana

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

Didn’t sleep at all well last night. Lots of traffic around us – perhaps street racing, judging by the sounds.

The worst sound of all, though, was that of gnawing – so we picked up some mouse traps to scatter around.

The blinker seems to just be a loose connection, though it took about an hour to figure that out. How frustrating!

After breakfast we migrate downtown and find street parking so that we can walk to a local coffee shop. I need internet to upload journal entries (and the many pictures we’ve taken!) plus we want to research Yellowstone before heading that way.

We wrap up and walk down to The Good Earth food co-op where we pick up some items before walking back to the RV. It has started raining so we are wet and cold upon returning.

After lunch our next stop is about halfway across town, the Barnes and Noble. Ashley has been checking out different guides to the National Parks at the various visitor centers and we want to pick one up. It will help us better know what to expect as we plan our next steps for each of the parks. B-and-N have the one she’s liked the best and we pick it up.

It’s already mid-afternoon, so we consider just staying in Billings another night. Save a day of gas and another free night’s stay. There is an empty-looking office building next to the store where I’d like to stay – it will be much quieter than the Walmart next door. We park for a bit, after a few minutes someone comes to let us know that the owner doesn’t like over-nighters. We let him know that we’re just taking a break and don’t plan on staying. So after a few more minutes we head on over to Walmart and find a spot for the night.

We read and have supper and read some more before bed.