Travel Blogs from Syracuse
July 6, 2014
We awoke to a cool Montana morning. I whipped up omelets and toast for breakfast. Pidge and his wife, Peggy, stopped by for a nice visit and gave us tips on what to see in the area. The Harley headed to Butte via Pony, Montana. Pony, an old mining town, has a bar and several buildings in various stages of crumble. We had to U-do-it and go back the way we came because ...
... eggs for breakfast, packed up, and took off for Ennis, Montana to meet Tom Hoe’s brother, Pidge. I blogged for a good bit of the hour-long trip and did not pay much attention to the surrounding mountains. We hooked
up with Pidge who led us to the family guest cabin. It was so nice to do laundry and cook in a full kitchen. Bud got some much-needed TV and dozing time in ...
... no seats in the restaurants. We walked through the welcome center to the recycled plastic benches of the outside viewing area. We had to wait in the sun for over an hour to see the show. I did not really think that it was all that spectacular but I could not have left Yellowstone without seeing it and, we had been on the bike for a long time. I was tired and achy after the 205 miles on ...
... the face, steep inclines and stunning vistas. Ice still blanketed the glacial lakes and snow along the roadside was 12 feet thick. I got a couple of shots of the white, fuzzy mountain goats grazing on the sparse grass near the 12,799 foot summit. We returned to Cooke City and stopped by a bar recommended by our friend, Tom Hoe. Rick, the
barkeep, told us that his parents built the bar in the 1930’s. Rustic slabs ...
... mountains and a huge elk and a huge moose and snow! The meadows of wildflowers with alpine stands of conifers on the slope above were glorious in the cold mountain air.
OK…out of the mountains and into more cropland. We just passed a car. It’s notable because it was the first car we had seen in about 30 minutes.
Flat… we were in the flattest, brownest desert with scrub ...
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