Ron and I visited both my sister and his brother in outlying areas of Calgary. Ron's family kindly offered to put us up for the night, so we stayed there and then headed out in the morning. (The bug kill count was down noticably, around 10,640.) We travelled 545.8 kms by the end of the day.
We cruised down from Airdrie towards the US, wiper blades swishing rythmically across the wind shield. The rain stopped as we approached the border and having safely crossed (the border guard tried to shake us down for alcohol, but we weren't going to cop to anything) the clouds parted and the sun began to shine. As the weather cleared we came across an amazing wind farm:
We finally arrived in Billings at 6:30 pm and checked in to a Best Western and found a nice little Tapas restaurant called Walkers. After a lovely dinner and a bit of a wander around the downtown area. It was markedly dead, not like Vancouver at all, but not many towns have people living in the downtown core...it seemed a little sad actually. Tomorrow we're off to South Dakota and the various gigantic rock sculptures carved in to the mountains. After that...who knows?