2008 Western Adventure
Day 24 - July 13, 2008
I'm not sure that staying over an extra day in
Livingston, MT made any difference in my energy level. I woke
up tired, and stayed tired all day. The ride out of Livingston
was nice, and there were a number of neat things to see along the
way, but for the most part it's rolling plains.
One thing that I did notice about Montana is the
number of small casino's, most of which seem like they are in strip
mall's. I haven't been in one yet, so I don't know what kind
of gambling they offer. I figure I need all my luck on the
road and don't want to waste any in a casino.
There are quite a few river's in Montana, and
most of them are clear water river's. I suppose most of the
water comes from all of the mountains that exist in the state.
The Yellowstone river is one of the bigger river's that runs through
Montana and Wyoming. I still haven't gone for a dip in one of
the rivers, but I will before the trip is over. I've also got
some fishing gear that hasn't been used yet.
I pulled over in a small town to take a picture
of a Veteran's Memorial. While I was stopped, an old guy on a
Honda Rebel pulled up and started talking to me. He was a
local, and was just cruising around town. You could tell that
he was proud of his little town. It was also obvious that he
envied the trip that I was taking. It didn't sound like had
ridden much beyond the borders of his city.
I saw a lot of horses today, and stopped to take
a bunch of photos of them. As you all know by now, I love
horses. I even saw a bunch of camels. They really looked
out of place on the green plush farms. I always relate camels
to deserts. Lat that afternoon I rolled in to Choteau,
Montana, and happened upon the "Big Sky Motel". It was clean,
cheap, and had wi-fi. What more can a traveling man ask for.
I had dinner that evening at John Heny's restaurant, and the food
was delicious. Of course, on the road most meals are
I caught up on my travelogue, and did a little
work as well, and still got to bed at a respectable hour.