We drove from Billings to Missoula and stopped there for lunch, and we also got gas in Butte. It was pretty chilly in the mountains out there, but they had some amazing views.
Later, we also had the misfortune of stopping at:
|50,000 Silver Dollar Travel Stop, Bar, and Restaurant - Haugan,Mt.|
They aren't kidding. Amazingly, there's also a hotel. It's called "Hotel". I guess the travel stop won the cool name lottery. In any case, it was a creepshow, as you can probably imagine. We went the wrong way first (THANKS, Google) and got chased down a sketchy road by a number of dogs before turning around in a mud pit and hauling ass out.
Haugan, Montana seems to have like 2 casinos, 2 bars and a gas station as well as billboards about the dangers of meth addiction. Draw your own conclusions here, people. Move along, I say.
After that we pushed on to the Wingate Hotel in Spokane, WA after a short stay for sunset in Coeur d'Alene. Didn't do much there except get something to eat. Being so close to the end of our cross-country journey had us itching to sleep and make a run for Seattle, it would seem.