I was changed my plan, I got here in Billings by flight.
I supposed to take a Jefferson Line bus at 10:45pm.
My host called a taxi for me and I was able to go to bus station. Thanks.
“Bus is cancelled”
And this bus is only once a day. It is 10 hours ride. This is big. I had a plan to sleep on the bus so I did not sleep.
There is a bus tomorrow at the same time but I cannot take that because I need to leave Billings before the bus arrives. I have already bought a ticket to Denver from Billings.
WHAT SHOULD I DO!
I cant even breath!
I had a lot of accidents on this trip but this is the biggest…
AND They cannot refund the ticket!
They can issue the next bus by free but not a refund!
Yes. The bus system in the US is severe of refund.
Even though it is the fault of bus company they do not refund. We have to buy “Refundable ticket” by paying extra.
I dont know what to do. it is already 11pm.
Some people had same situation(destination is different though) so they are sleeping at the outside.
i dont wanna go back to host’s place.
So I bought another ticket going straight to Denver(Skip Billings)
However the bus to Denver was also cancelled after that I already lost $500.
But I really wanted to accomplish this mission of travel.
Am I stupid? I know I am sturborn.
I saved money so far but not this time.
i love the US but other than transportation system. I HATE IT!
In this case, Greyhound is much more reliable.
In addition. The host I supposed to stay with put cancel for stay!! suddenly!
Where should I sleep!
I really need a sleep.
BUT I don’t wanna pay for sleep and shower. Especially now.
But I am almost dead.
Well, I went to the airport and slept in the airport until 5am.
Then, I transfer at Minneapolis and I finally arrived at Billings at 10:30am.
There is no public transportation to downtowm so I just took a walk.
I got used to walk the road without side walk.
It was about 50 mins walk. I visited some Vintage，Antique store.
It is always hard if you carry big backpack and walk.
But I talked some stuff at antique stores and asked the place to stay and talked about my travel. They helped me.That is why I cannot stop traveling. Meeting people is fun.
At the one store, they gave me a scurf by free which I wanted to buy. And they said this is a gift from Billings.
At the Recycle shop, they prayed for me and gave me a bottled water and candies.
I talked to them and asked a place to stay. They said “there is a women’s shelter 4 blocks away.”
I wanted to visit a Shelter.
This place is for everybody who don’t have money or house. Homeless and single mothers. There are also kids.
I thought there are crazy people but they weren’t.
I am a foreigner but they let me stay. Shower, bed, and food!
Montana Rescue Mission
The food is not humble.
The stuff are so kind and nice too.
It is not Billings’ fault but Fargo!
I finally could sleep on the bed!
Well the bus is leaving tomorrow at 5:30am going to Denver.
I had a phobia of the bus if the bus cancelled or not. But this time the bus came right on time.
In this case, Jefferson line is better than greyhound.It departs on time.
Wait for me, Denver!