If you've never taken a drive through Montana, I'd highly recommend it. Eastern Montana is part of the great central plains, with wide-open scenery and endless views of "Big Sky Country." The western part of the state is filled with the amazing Rocky Mountains.
During our last drive through Montana I snapped some photos of the scenery through the windshield and windows. Here's some of them:
The critter on the hilltop is a mythical "jackalope".
Parts of the state are engaged in oil production.
The following photos were taken as we approached Butte, including a rather nice railroad tressel bridge.
Butte is home to a most colorful hole in the ground known as the Berkeley Pit.