Travel Tuesday - Day 7 of 14 States in 10 Days

Happy Travel Tuesday!! Thank you for stopping by as I continue my account of our 14 States in 10 Days journey!!

Today our journey takes us west from Fargo, North Dakota to Billings, Montana!
It was a long driving day that took us through some beautiful countryside. This was also the warmest day of the trip as temperatures hit the mid 80's (F)!

"Would you like me to drive today Mama??'"

"BOL....I know, I know, my paws can't reach the pedals...BOL"

We had a nice morning walkie at a beautiful rest area in North Dakota....

It was another windy day...but it was a nice warm breeze, so I didn't mind!

Plus, it kept all the energy windy mills busy!!

Not to mention all the interesting smells the wind brought!!

Soon we were back on the road for a few hours before stopping for lunch at another rest stop.

"Hey Mama...quit taking pictures and come get me! You won't believe what's over there!"

This rest area looked like an old gas station, how pawesome is that??!!  The people rest rooms were inside, and the doggie restrooms were around the back!!

Just look at the old pumps!!!

After lunch,  Paulie and I took a nap while Mama drove.

When I woke up, we were in Montana!! Mama stopped for gas and saw this abandoned ranch/barn. Mama says this picture reminds her of the "essence" of Montana.

After Mama fueled up, Paulie and I took another nap. As most of you know,  traveling and keeping bored Mamas interested and alert is very hard work!!

While Paulie and I were napping, Mama pulled over at a rest area to go potty and took a picture of the beautiful Yellowstone River!

Finally, we made it to Billings!! It was worth the wait because we stayed at another new LQ  AND it was right next to a.....

CRACKER BARREL!! Now, I'm not sure exactly what a Cracker Barrel is, but my friend Sugar always stops at them when she is traveling  and Mama was drooling a bit at the thought of dinner!!
She called and got hers, "To Go". Alas, she didn't share. It did make her smile when she was eating though, and we all know that Happy Mamas give out more before bedtime snacks!!

After dinner, we got our first bad weather of the trip....Mama said it was because cold air was moving
in and bumping up against the warm air!!

I snuggled real close to Mama so she wouldn't be scared of the thunder, and we fell asleep...

I'm glad we went to bed early because the next day would be the most exciting (weatherwise) of the whole trip!!!!

Thanks for joining us for Day 7 of our 14 States in 10 Days journey....If you missed any part of our journey you can click HERE or on the Travel Tuesday Tab at the top of the page to catch up!!


Whitley Westie said...

No sharin? Well, dat stinks!

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Dory .... looks to me like that rain will be VERY welcome. The countryside looks awful dry, aye?? That old barn is very beautiful and Mum likes the old petrol pumps.

Julie said...

Amazing, you get to see some incredible sights Dory.
I am luffing to see all the places you visit
Butts I agree, Mom should learn to shares!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

What a cool gas station! Our mom has always wanted to go to Montana - something about the most beautiful skies in the entire country!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Mark Muller said...

Oh I would like to take a rest at this old gas station too... and the orl ranch looks like a place where you can meet a ghost... have you seen one there?
easy rider

Sandra said...

of course you know i liked ALL the pics of YOU... you are so a good traveler. and i wondered how momma would eat in cracker barrel and where you would be. take out makes sense. that rest area gas station is awesome.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great pics all around, Dory, but the cutest is definitely when you were asking your Mom if you could drive - too adorable!!! We have a Cracker Barrel not too far from our home, so if you ever travel through OP, KS, we can meet you there:)

We are really enjoying all the tales of your travel time.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Madi and Mom said...

Dory I tell you one thing you and your Mama saw some beautiful county and had so much fun. My peeps love CRacker Barrel too. But they never bring me anything. Mom is so very impressed with how well your mom managed this long trip. I TOLD HER I WAS SURE DORY'S NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS WERE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE TRIP.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD that Rest Stop with the repurposed Gas thingys is AMAZING... We LOVE THAT... a LOT.
OMD Cracker Barrel... they have goood thingys to eat... Esp the Whole Wheat Sour Dough Bread... YUMMMMMMMM
We are sorry that there was bad scary weather.... Butt you kept your mama safe.
This is the best series... we have mad love fur all this travel stuffs... and you do an EXCELLENT job of showing us the super stuffs along the way.. Of course Paulie helps you with it...

Sully said...

Love the barn in Montana. I can't believe your mom didn't share her food!! That's just wrong.

Aroo to you,

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

Such a pretty road trip! Maybe your mama will share her next cracker barrel meal ;)

xoxo, Ginger, Matt & Matilda

Poodle At Play said...

Love your roadtrip...! You were so very lucky to take it...beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Boy oh boy do you get around! Who knows where you will wake up tomorrow, BOL
Hope you had some cheese at Cracker Barrel
Lily & Edward

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a wonderful trip with cool sights to see! You were such a great traveling companion Dory.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Pee Es
We got to have french fries on our trip home Sunday! you are right - YUMMY!

Sketching with Dogs said...

It looks very open and empty where you were. Love the old fashioned petrol pumps, very retro!
You can drive me any day Dory.
Dip and Elliot x

stellaroselong said...

I hope your momma shared that dinner wif you cos after all you are keeping her safe on the road, being the passenger can be hard work, our mom loved those pictures.
stella rose

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Murphy said...

What a wonderful travel companion you are! And of course Paulie was helping out too! Love the barn pic!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Dory, you are such a good traveling companion!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Dory, this adventure is just so scenic and wonderfurs!!! What a special special time you and Mum had... thank you for sharing it with us all.. hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Jean Dion said...

Oh, I think you would have made an excellent driver. Maybe one day!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Sammy Sam said...

Very nice. Safe travels.

Cole said...

That looks like such a fun roadtrip! You sure did a good job navigating your mom for her to find all those interesting places!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Yap we r the same way, snuggle close to Mommy so she wont be scared of the storm. Of course it isnt the other way around.

Emma said...

You look just like my sisters and I when we travel, passed out cold while the Mom drives and drives.

KB Bear said...

What amazing travels. I love the "essence of Montana" photo. You made such incredible time. You saw so much. What a trip!!!!

Chef Sasha said...

Another wonderful day on your journey with Mama. Montana looks very beautiful. My Mom is crazy for Cracker Barrel, it is one of her favorite stops on driving trips. Did your Mom like the fun gift shop?? I hope she got some good foodables, even if she didn't share(rude). I love your Travel Tuesdays.

Loveys Sasha

The Army of Four said...

Wow, our mom LOVES that barn photo!!!
Is that the Dakota Ocean?!!? It doesn't look quite as large or built up as the Kansas Ocean.
We love seeing your travels!

Casey said...

What an exciting trip! We loves that picture of the Yellowstone River, so pretty! Momma lurves Cracker Barrel a whole lot. I think it was awfully mean of your momma not to share even a little!

Daisy & Poppy said...

Looks very fun and exciting! I've never been out of Europe myself!