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Oh No! Store hours on Monday Sept. 3?!

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Oh No! Store hours on Monday Sept. 3?!

We might have to re-arrange the first 2 days of our trip. I just realized that Monday, Sept. 3rd is also a holiday in the states. We were planning to do some shopping in Billings on that day (from about 5-9 p.m.), spend the night and then head over the Beartooth. Can someone tell me what the hours would be for Rimrock Mall, Costco, etc.? Would the stores close early on that day? Appreciate all replies.

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11. Re: Oh No! Store hours on Monday Sept. 3?!

Always like to help. Took some digging, but that is what a former archaeologist does!!

I like the new plan with more time in YS!

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12. Re: Oh No! Store hours on Monday Sept. 3?!

It does sound like a great plan. Other than the 15 hour day! I just put in two 12 hour days getting there and back so I feel your pain (and your stiff knees and aching back).

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13. Re: Oh No! Store hours on Monday Sept. 3?!

Originally we had planned to spend the 1st night in Jamestown, ND, 2nd night in Billings, & then head to Cooke City for 2 nights. Having done the west side of YNP 2 years ago, we were going to concentrate on the N/NE side. YNP is to be a part of our trip, but not the sole destination. But having 3 nights now in & around YNP will be great. The new plan will be:

1st day(Sat) - Leave when I get home from work about 2 p.m. & arrive Jamestown, ND about 9 p.m. (we gain an hour going west). Spend the night.

2nd day (Sun) - Leave Jamestown early, arrive Billings about 2 p.m. Shop, grab a bite to eat & then arrive Red Lodge about 8 p.m. Spend the night.

3rd day (Mon) - Leave Red Lodge early, drive over the Beartooth, detour down Chief Joseph a ways (maybe to Dead Indian Summit) & back up to the Beartooth. Enter NE entrance of YNP & drive to West Yellowstone. Spend the night. It's nice to have the extra night to be able to touch on the west side again.

4th day (Tues) - Leave West Yellowstone, sightsee on our way to Cooke City to spend 2 nights. Do upper & east side of YNP for 2 days.

6th day (Thur) - sightsee & head out the east entrance. Spend the night in Cody.

7th day (Fri) - Head over the Bighorns, do Devils Tower & on to Spearfish. Spend 1 night.

8th day (Sat) - Do Spearfish Canyon, stops along the way to Custer. Spend 2 nights in Custer, enjoying The Black Hills.

10th day (Mon) - Leave Custer & arrive in Hankinson, ND casino. Spend 1 night.

11th day (Tues) - Leave Hankinson & arrive in Mahnomen, MN casino. Spend 1 night. We usually have coupons for $19.95 a room, so may spend 2 nights here just because we're already in the area & the price of the room is cheap. Not big gamblers though and might find a total of 3 nights of casino too much, so we'll decide when we get there.

12th day (Wed) or maybe Thur - Leave Mahnomen & head home. Arrive home mid afternoon.

All of our accomodations are in place and we're really looking forward to our trip!

Edited: 5:09 pm, August 20, 2012
14. Re: Oh No! Store hours on Monday Sept. 3?!

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