"Hell on wheels"....................

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Well the day started out early......had breakfast and was on the road before 8AM - we were going to get to Calgary before we stopped.  We were about 50 miles out of Billings (picture of Porter's on bike was taken right before) when Porter's bike blew the transmission or drive shaft coming down one of the hills.  Luckily they are fine, the bike is in the repair shop in Billings and Porter's have rented a car to drive to Alaska.  They are our rescue car!  I hope they won't have to rescue us from anything...........

Once we knew Porter's were in good hands with AAA, we forged ahead to Great Falls.  We went over the Castle Mountains & Belt Mountains.  You can see from the pictures, we ran into some snow - including a white out when we were on top!  What a beautiful (and cold) experience.  I would take that any day over the wind we had the day before in ND!

 It was an exciting (& disappointing) day - in many ways.  Did get to see mule deer and gazelle's in the mtns. today.  Beautiful world here.  People very nice. 

Meant a man from MD here at the hotel that is on his BMW bike heading to Alaska too.  So we're not the only ones!  Most people look at us like we're crazy - I wonder why???  :)

Wish you all were here enjoying this with us!

Obviously, didn't make it to Calgary today but that's the plan tomorrow.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!  'til later.............

Tom, Sandy, Randy and Linda
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Bruce A. Cunningham on

Your Blog just keeps getting more interesting and I'm hooked on following you guys. You're going to be seeing a lot more beautiful places and the weather is only going to get better. Just think of the hot and humid days now behind you, and the relaxation you're gonna have when you reach my place.
Later, and safe triking and driving, Randy. Me living in the land of the last frontier, and loving it.

Jess on

Oh my! Poor Porters:( Are they going to be able to get their trike back for the rest of the trip at all any point? It's hot and humid here! The pictures are getting much better LOL! Dad don't get arrested peeing in public;) Miss you guys and glad you are having a good time!

marshalharris on

You guys are amazing and I'm very impressed with your drive.. Keep your sites on Bruce's deck and beverages!!! Oregon Marsha from Wadsworth...

babbs on

Well, I'm up to date on the trip. Couldn't make Linda's blog work. Are you using the same one?
Sorry about the motocycle blowing up. Glad no one was hurt. Especially the newlyweds. Have fun.

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