The Summer Vacation-Part 3 & 4

24 Feb

The third part of our trip covers Otsego, MN. to Jamestown, ND.

In the last post about our summer vacation I do believed I promised more pictures going forward.  Turns out there weren’t as many as I thought there were so, I ended up combining Parts 3 & 4 of our trip into one post.

I guess there wasn’t much to take pictures of between Otsego, MN and Forsyth, MT.  As I remember it, it was a pretty boring.
We did stop at a gas station here and a rest stop there but in between those places there was a whole lot of flat, flat prairie.

I did, however, get this one.  By the way, this is Bear Cubs default position when riding in a vehicle.

When Papa Bear planned this vacation, he tried to plan it so we would be camping as much as possible.  BC and I had camped a lot and PB had camped but as a family, we hadn’t camped together.  Since the first two nights were spent in hotels, Jamestown would be our first opportunity to do so.
Of course we had to find it first.   Apparently our GPS thought it would be funny to take us about 7 miles in the wrong direction but we eventually got there.

The Jamestown Campground is actually a very nice place to camp if you can ignore the interstate RIGHT next to it.

But thankfully the showers were clean and the hosts were very nice and the spot we picked was away from others.  For as nice of a campsite as it was, I’m glad we only sent one night there.  I’m a light sleeper and semi’s and light sleepers don’t mix.
So the next morning after breakfast we were off again…

To Forsyth, MT,

Again, there isn’t much to tell about the actual driving part of the trip.  Just more gas stations, more rest stops, more prairie…

And more sleeping.

Initially PB had us stopping for the night in Glendive, MT just over the border but the camping we found wasn’t that appealing to us so we just kept going.  We checked around in Miles City but again, nada so we kept going.

Driving that extra two hours had us a bit frustrated but once we got to Forsyth, MT and found the East Rosebud Park, we were SO glad we did.  This place was a diamond in the rough!

It might not look like much but it was secluded and quiet and on the other side of those trees…

Was this.

The Yellowstone River.


It sure was pretty to look at…


Or skip rock in.

We did eventually make our way back to the campsite for supper which I believe was steak and potatoes.


After supper BC and PB sat around the fire…drinking beers, tellin stories…oh wait, no, it was PB drinking the beers and BC telling the stories, that’s right.

If we hadn’t had a schedule to keep, I don’t think we wouldn’t have minded staying here another night.
But I have to admit, I think we were pretty excited to hit the road the next day.  Not only were we going to have some pretty scenery to see, we were going to spend several hours at The Battle of Little Big Horn before stopping in Cody, WY for the night.

There really will be lots of pictures in Part 5.  Pinky promise.




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4 Responses to “The Summer Vacation-Part 3 & 4”

  1. Evil Nell February 24, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Gorgeous pics of the river! Sounds like a nice, relaxing time.

  2. Sistah in law February 24, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    I could hear the sound of the river in my mind when I saw that pic. Lovely!

  3. PB February 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    I think we should go to that spot in MT again. What do you think MB and BC?

    • Mama Bear February 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      I’m IN as long as we get to go through Bighorn again!

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