Hills and cattle country along Hwy 69 in southern Montana. This was close to the point where 69 intersected with I-90. August 21, 1982.
Campsite in Paradise Valley
We hit I90 to Livingston and drove about 10 miles south on 89 to the KOA at Paradise Valley. It really looked like a paradise - a fabulous mountain background. We went through 2 miles of pasture, crossed the Yellowstone River on a steel frame bridge built in 1910 and entered the campground in full view of the mountains.
It was a very smooth 400 mile trip and we reached the campground about 4 PM and so got to relax a little. I was happy to have some good photo opportunities with the mountains, river, clouds and grazing livestock. The boys were happy to have an indoor swimming pool which they were in before we got the camper placed.
Later a dramatic thundershower rolled over the mountains. We prepared for rain but it didn't come until after we were bedded for the night. August 21, 1982.
Yellowstone River at Paradise Valley
August 21, 1982.
Rod and Brenda in Paradise Valley
Thundershower Building over the Mountains
Clouds built quickly into a dramatic thundershower over the mountains and the Yellowstone River at Paradise Valley, Montana. We could see it rolling in over the mountains. We prepared for rain but it didn't come until after we were bedded for the night. August 21, 1982.
Trip Day 21
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