Eastward Ho!

Trip Start Aug 12, 2009
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Trip End Sep 11, 2009


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We moved today!  We left Issaquah, WA at 6:30 this morning and just arrived in Butte at 7:00pm.  We lost an hour but almost 12 hours in the saddle was plenty.  It was a great ride though.  No big towns at all and some fantastic roads.  We stopped for breakfast in Ellensburg, WA and both got off the bikes saying, "this is why people ride motorcycles".  Great smooth roads, cool but clear weather, great views from every direction, virtually no traffic and topping it off with a great omelet for breakfast.  We rode through Coeur d' Idaho and it is amazing.  We were soooo mesmerized by the view we stupidly forgot to take pictures.  The lake is fantastic and the mountains in the area are amazing. 

Montana has great roads and the people are very friendly.  We never even stopped for lunch but had an early dinner in Drummond, Montana and if you ever get to stop there, eat at a little hometown cafe called, Wagon Wheel Cafe and Motel.  Great food and the owner is a very nice older lady.  She knew almost all the customers by name and was great to us.

We got into Butte in the early evening and this is where I-90 and I-15 cross.  I asked Barb if she wanted to take I-15 south to Vegas and she emphatically said NO!  I told her she was committed if we go east of I-15 and she said she was going without me if I headed home.  I of course, was testing her and she passed with flying colors, so on we go!

Well, tomorrow we'll try to remember to take a picture or two to add to the blog.  Thanks to all of you who are commenting and calling us.  We can't always answer the phone while on the road but leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as possible.

Our ride today was 597 miles and a lot of time on the seat of bikes but we're still having fun and are in great health.  Thanks for praying about that too.

Paul
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billfoster424
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Buut Ache
A good day's ride that is fur shore! Ride safe my friends.
Bill

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