A weather perfect day, we packed a lunch and headed out for a motorcycle ride through the countryside. What a great day! Mountains, rolling ranch land, rocks set into the hillsides, man-made lakes, twisting rivers and creeks, wildflowers everywhere, cows and horses (IN their pastures..LOL). Of course you have to toss in the road construction (3 miles of gravel), rain and wind.
In the middle of the road construction we stopped at the Bair Family Museum. The timing was perfect...restrooms, picnic tables and a free gift shop/visitor center that chronicled the family's history. After lunch the sky was looking dark so we passed on the tour of the house (which we heard had an admission fee of maybe $5). We'll visit that another time.
By the time we got back on the paved road, it was raining. Fortunately it wasn't hard and didn't last long. Before we knew it the sun was back out and we were enjoying the scenery once again.
On our last leg we caught sight of a cowboy and two helpers herding some cattle across the road. The fun part was that the cattle actually went UNDER the road. The cowboy then closed and locked the gate. Always enjoyable to watch them in action. We have been watching The Last American Cowboy on the Discovery channel. It features three ranches in Montana and how they approach cattle ranching...each in a different way. Very interesting show!
Tonight Stu washed our trailer...at least most of it. It's really needed it for a while. Tomorrow...another ride? We do plan to do a pizza and a movie tomorrow night. We move out on Saturday, heading to Moran, WY where we plan to boondock for four or so days.
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu