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"Bicycle Riding" (to the tune of California Dreamin')
All the cows are black, and the sky is blue
We went on vacation, riding bikes, we two.
All across Montana, after Idaho
Bicycle Ridin’ – it’s the way to go!
Stopped beside a creek, we passed along the way
We took off our shoes and socks, and we …
... were very happy to have that done. We left it in the dryer while we went to Murphy's Irish Pub over the road from the hotel, to have dinner. A very tasty pork dish. Most of the other people on the bus tour went off on a night ceremony at Mt. Rushmore, but we'd been advised to give it a miss, as it was mainly only of interest to very patriotic Americans with a movie and speeches. There were no ...
... around the campfire (actually it was quite hot sitting there) and the main cowboy guy sang and played his guitar. He's apparently been in lots of movies and used to be a stuntman. Another guy had recited some funny bush poetry while we were eating, and just before we got back on the bus, an Indian chief on horseback came close by in the paddock and just sat and stared. He had all the gear and big feathered head-dress on. All ...
... deer and a coyote.
Then continued on the I-94 into Montana. We drove quite a few miles today in order to get closer to Yellowstone N.P. but had a few stops for lunch and driver changes. We passed near the town of Custer, not far from the Big Horn battlefield, where Custer and 276 cavalrymen made their last stand. Also stopped at Pompey ...
... and when I first saw it, I thought: uh-oh, tourist trap. The building is covered in murals made of corn (husks, cobs, kernels, you name a corn part, it's on the building). Of course, Greg and I took pictures (check them out with this posting) and then we went inside where we come to find out the "Palace" is actually an arena for youth and community events. Dual purpose building, I love it!! Tourist trap AND community ...