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The two RV Gypsies
drove their RV from White Sulphur Springs, MT
to Fort Benton, Montana
May 27, 2016

The two RV Gypsies drove through several small towns. Although they drove in a bit of rain, it was obvious that not long ago, it had snowed in this area.

snow in the ditch

rain and fog hides the mountain

Below: The two RV Gypsies drove past Showdown Montana, an alpine ski area located in the Little Belt Mountains in Central Montana - US Highway 89 S - Neihart, Montana. It was closed on this date.

Created in 1936 and originally called King's Hill Ski Area, Showdown is a small-scale ski area normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, receiving most patrons on the weekends. During the summer months, the area offers a variety of activities ranging from mountain biking to hiking to camping.

In 1973 the Ski Area changed its name from King's Hill Ski Area to Showdown Ski Area. In 1995, it was changed again to Showdown Montana. The two RV Gypsies love to learn more about signs and places they pass while driving their RV.

Showdown Montana, an alpine ski area snow on the road

snow on the ground

a wet road

a beautiful river stream

Below: After a bit the weather got a lot better.

Driving through Neihart, Cascade, MT

Driving through Neihart, Cascade, MT

Below: The two RV Gypsies also drove their RV past Lewis and Clark National Historic Interpretive Center and decided that they would drive back their later on in their toad. They also drove past a dam and although there was a pull-out big enough for their RV, Karen Duquette simply took a few photos through the window of their RV because she knew they would return there shortly.

Lewis & Clark National Historic Interpretive Center entrance




Benton RV Park and Campground
2410 Chouteau Street
Fort Benton, MT 59442
phone '406.622.5015
May 27 - 31, 2016
Open April 1st to October 31st - Reservations requested.

This was a Passport America campground reasonably priced and not far from Great Falls. Check-in was NOON. Check-Out was 11 a.m. TV did not come in very well. All roads in the campground were dirt roads. The laundry room was in the office by the owner's house. No washing vehicles in the campground, but there was a car wash about one-block south of St. Charles street.

This was a friendly park in a great city along the Missouri with full hook-up sites that can accommodate RVs up to 60'. 20/30/50 amp service. Other amenities included: Dump Station, Restrooms with Showers, Laundry Facilities, Picnic Tables, BBQ, Ice, Horseshoes, Tent Camping available, Teepee and Cabin Rentals - none of which were used by the two RV Gypsies. It rained all evening on the 27th. Karen only took one photo just as they were entering the campground.

Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures in Montana
(sites 17-20 on the 2016 USA map)
May 22-31, 2016

You may visit these sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Alberta, Canada below.

green bullet travel photos and Billings Village RV Park - (site 17)

green bullet Billings Welcome Center

green bullet Chief Plenty Coups State Park

green bullet Trader Dave's Restaurant

green bullet Pictograph Cave State Park - two pages

green bullet Pompeys Pillar - two pages

green bullet Riverfront Park

green bullet Swords Rimrock Park - Scenic Park

green bullet Yellowstone Kelly

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green bullet Conestoga Campground in White Sulphur Springs (site 18)

green bullet Natural Mineral Hot Springs in White Sulphur Springs

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green bullet RV driving day and snow lingering alongside the road - (site 19)

green bullet Fort Benton, Montana- the birthplace of Montana

green bullet Veteran's Memorial Park

green bullet Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive National Monument

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Below: Places in Great Falls Montana - (site # 20)

green bullet Great Falls, MT: paintings, bridges, statues, Pasta Montana

green bullet The Historical Depot Building

green bullet The Montana Veteran's Memorial

green bullet Lewis and Clark National Historic Interpretive Center - 2 pages

green bullet Giant Springs State Park, springs, waterfall, long and short rivers

green bullet Rainbow, Crooked, and Black Eagle Falls plus Sacagawea Overlook

green bullet Gibson Park: statues and a Flower Garden

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continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have seen all of the above sections, please continue on to Alberta, Canada in June, 2016