Road Trip!
Tuesday, July 10, 2003
This morning is MUCH cooler.  It look like it actually might have rained a little overnight.  Anyway, we're on the road enjoying the scenery .  It didn't take too long to get to Billings from where we spent the night in Columbus.  Us westerners find coal fired power plants to be quite the curiosity.  An accidental find this morning was Pompey's Pillar , a spot visited by Lewis and Clark on their return from Oregon in 1806.  Clark carved his name into the soft sandstone cliff , leaving the only remaining evidence of the expedition.  We were greeted by some of the local population.

It's been raining so picture taking is almost out of the question. Here is a panoramic view from the top of Pompey's Point composed of 4 different pictures . The rock itself is fairly impressive besides its historic significance. This plaque can be found at the base of the pillar and here is the car from about half way up. We just crossed into North Dakota!

We just rolled into Bismark. Too late to go into detail. Here are our pictures from Theodore Roosevelt Nation Park in western North Dakota. Click on the pictures below to see a larger version...