Monday, June 29, 2015

Travel Stats and Getting Caught Up

Location: Keyhole State Park (el 4,200 ft); Moorcroft, Wyoming

(click picture to enlarge)
(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 cell phone)

It's been 5 days since I posted with the last post being the final day at Glacier National Park. I left early that morning and put the Rocky Mountains in the mirror. I've crossed them several times over the last few months and I will miss them. 

I had a long haul to the town of Lewistown, Montana. I stayed there for 3 days, mostly inside because something I ate didn't agree with me. I'm pretty sure it was something healthy that I ate. I just can't seem to learn to avoid those things. I was feeling so poorly, I didn't even take a picture of the campsite. That is the first time I've stayed somewhere without taking a picture. Oh well, I don't think there was a lot to see in that area anyhow.

I did get a picture of a reddish colored field right before Lewistown. I wasn't sure what it was but on my way out of town they were cutting it and furrowing it for bailing. I'm guessing some kind of hay. I haven't seen that red color before.  
An American Flag flying
proudly along the side of the
road. The nearest house was
at least 1 to 2 miles away.

After leaving Lewistown, I stayed one night in Hardin, Montana at the same campground I stayed when I visited The Battle of Little Bighorn a few weeks ago. The temperature reached 100 degrees the day I was there and was supposed to get to 101 today. Both record temperatures. I pulled out early to avoid the heat knowing that the place I was going to, Keyhole State Park, was suppose to be 15 degrees closer. 

Keyhole State Park
This is the first state park I've stayed at in a while and I miss them. It is a water/electric sight with a nice lake view. The price per night is the cheapest I've paid in the last couple months. I chose the park because I can use it as a home base to explore the area which includes seeing Devil's Tower. That is the exploration for tomorrow.

I put my travel statistics together while I was layed up in Lewistown. These stats are since April 11, 2014. 

33,311 Total miles traveled
17,131 miles towing
16,180 miles exploring
36 states visited
115 campgrounds 
51 of the campgrounds were state parks
149 miles (average) between campgrounds
4 days (average) stayed in each campground

Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.  


  1. Darrell, I'm still following your adventures. Continue to enjoy your posts very much. Hope you continue to post / travel and not become a full time home body in the future. But then, "you got to do what you got to do". Martin

    1. Hello Martin, I'm glad you like the blog. I have no plans to stop traveling anytime soon.