Day 3: Billings, MT to Dickinson, North Dakota

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We finished day 3 of our road trip yesterday. We're taking took the northern route on the I-94 through North Dakota because we're heading to DC via Thunder Bay, Ontario. I'll upload pictures and GPS map data as soon as possible. Today (Day 4) is going to be a long drive!

Bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Today's Summary: Billings, MT to Dickinson, ND
Total distance traveled: 569.5 km
Estimated travel time (GPS): 4 hours, 25 min.
Total elapsed driving time: 6 hours, 13 min.
Average fuel consumption: 11.2 L/100 km
Average speed: 93 km/h
Highest observed outside temp: 28° C
Number of confirmed V1 bogies: 4
Interesting Observance: We had lunch at a McDonald's in Glendive, Montana and noticed that they accepted personal cheques as a form of payment. What was most interesting was that I watched some guy write out a cheque, hand it over, place his order, and then the cashier gave him his change back in cash--all without any kind of ID check or questions asked.

The slower speed and longer driving time is because we stopped to see the Badlands of North Dakota in Theodore Rosevelt National Park in North Dakota. We were able to get really close to a herd of bison and get to our hotel just in front of a severe thunderstorm.



  1. Were the kids were excited to see the bison?

  2. Syd says, "I don't know." Wait, she just changed her answer to "Not really."

    Ken, who just woke up now, just shook her head.

    Cal, who slept through the whole thing yesterday says, "No."


  3. That is good with someone excited, at least!


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