East Syracuse Super 8 Motel
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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 ...
... Boy. It was good to have a day of downtime in a comfortable, well-furnished cabin. We drove into town so I
could upload pics to Facebook and my travel blog. In town Bud bought a beautiful antler knife crafted by local artisans. I found a very nice grocery store and got supplies to make fried chicken, mashed potatoes and broccoli casserole. We simply rested for the evening.
... the dammed thing working. So, unless we have electric hookup, we are sans microwave, toaster oven, tv, fan, and chargings. And, somehow the camper drained the truck battery last night so this morning we needed a jump to get going. Buddy was so frustrated but I told him that we cannot do a nine week trip without a few difficulties. We do, however, have the stove, refrigerator and shower ...
... 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 ...
... a huge coal mine. That explains the freight cars lined up brimming with black coal…the longest freight train I have ever saw! The yellow flowers of the prairie gave
way to the tumbleweeds of the high plains. Gulches, lots of gulches and things turned brown.
I think we must have been driving through the leeward rain shadow because the grasses turned greener again. I think we were in the ...
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