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Cooke City, Montana tonight.

The Badlands is a magnificent national park with wonderful scenery.

I traveled through the Badlands back in the '70s, when its' beauty was at absolute peak.
Impossible that it could be as nice today. Razz

Glad your trip is going well, Board-O. Wink
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We'll be heading out for dinner in a couple of hours in this tiny town 3 miles from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We're taking a 2003 Martinelli Pinot Noir Reserve with us. I have moderately high expectations for this tiny restaurant.


Don't let Yogi and BooBoo anywhere near your food-- they're notorious for running off with it!

Sounds like a great drive. We were a bit north of where you are now and didn't have the time to visit the Badlands as we were hurrying home to honour a commitment, but I have always wanted to go back to the area in a more leisurely fashion and spend some time enjoying it, so thanks for the reporting!

We found the A&W to be the most appealing eatery in some of the towns we passed through. Smile
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I bought myself a real nice cowboy hat, and my wife found a biker belt she liked.

Big Grin Sorry, there's just something about that picture that makes me break into a big grin. Big Grin


You're welcome.

Yeah, Seaquam, we're familiar with bears, mostly from travels in your country and Alaska. Years ago, in the Algonquin Provincial Park, we left our metal cooler out on the table overnight. The next morning, I followed the trail into the woods. The bear didn't get it open, but he chewed and clawed it a bit and everything inside was broke. In Yellowstone and Grand Teton, we may have a few picnics, but the small cooler will stay in the trunk.
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Originally posted by Board-O:

Yeah, Seaquam, we're familiar with bears, mostly from travels in your country and Alaska. Years ago, in the Algonquin Provincial Park, we left our metal cooler out on the table overnight. The next morning, I followed the trail into the woods. The bear didn't get it open, but he chewed and clawed it a bit and everything inside was broke. In Yellowstone and Grand Teton, we may have a few picnics, but the small cooler will stay in the trunk.



About 3 years ago, my sister-in-law and her kids hiked in Yellowstone, and when they returned to their car, a bear had actually clawed and BITTEN (you could see the teeth indentations!) the rear corner of her car. It must have smelled the bit of food they had left in the trunk.

It's quite amazing how fearless they seem to be in a protected environment. I'm sure I don't have to advise you to be careful, but be careful anyway.
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Today we spent time in Red Lodge, Montana and I bought myself a real nice cowboy hat, and my wife found a biker belt she liked. We then drove the Beartooth Scenic Byway from Red Lodge to Cooke City, a spectacular road that Charles Kuralt called the most beautiful road in America, a claim I can't dispute. The road traverses the mountains in a series of switchbacks that crests at 11,000 feet. We'll be heading out for dinner in a couple of hours in this tiny town 3 miles from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We're taking a 2003 Martinelli Pinot Noir Reserve with us. I have moderately high expectations for this tiny restaurant.


Can't tell you exactly how many times we have stayed in Red Lodge and drove the Beartooth in both directions. Absolutely beautiful country. Spent lots of time hiking, shopping and golfing in Red Lodge, but never spent any time to speak of in Cooke City.

Moo

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