July 31 – August 1, 2017 Billings Village RV Park
Not much to say about this stop. We ended up staying two nights so that we could walk the Rim Rocks Trail. We started near the river and walked up to the trail that overlooks the city. As you can see in the second picture, parts of the trail overlooked industrial sections of town but the very top had lovely views – except for the smoky haze. (We had a lot of haze in Montana and Idaho from fires.)
Things were really crazy when we checked in and the owner only charged us for one night. Since the RV backup was out into the street (literally) and we weren’t really committed to staying more than a day, I let it go. We ended up sticking around to do the walk. It dawned on me as we were leaving that we owed the campground money. (They kept really limited hours.) I got a return call later but the owners didn’t want to take our credit card over the phone and we were already in Butte. Hence the title of this post! The owner was very appreciative that we had made the effort to set things right and let the bill go.
I really need to also write about our stop at the Little Bighorn National Monument. It was hot and crowded but I can’t tell you how great the Ranger was that gave a Program on the patio about the battle. He was amazing! The story came to life. There isn’t a lot to see at the site – grave markers and memorials but hearing his telling of the battle made the stop more than worthwhile.