Before hitting the road, I headed to the nearby zoo but didn’t go inside. The weather was a little cool, and I was still getting over the flu. So, I visited the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. They had just concluded a Memorial Day program, and there were WWII posters on display in the corridors. The main displays featured animals from prehistorical eras and Native American artifacts. There was also a small display of gemstones.
My next scheduled stop was Billings, Montana. I heard, however, that the Little Bighorn Battlefield was not far from my planned route. Since this was Memorial Day, it seemed like a most appropriate place to visit. This visit was indescribable, seeing the many markers where soldiers had fallen and imagining how many Sioux must’ve died there, too.
Drove into Billings, Montana–also a first visit for me (this was the second of four states to which I expect to make first time visits). There was a lovely sculpture along the side of the rode that I stopped and photographed. Got into town and settled down for the night just before a strong hail storm hit.
Music for the Trip
The last of the J’s played, then we got the K’s: KC and the Sunshine Band, Kenny Rogers, Kool and the Gang,… Later, the L’s began with Lady Antebellum, LaVern Baker, Linda Ronstadt, Lionel Richie….