After a quick continental breakfast in Ritzville, WA our plan was to get on the road quickly and make the fewest stops possible in order to get to our destination in time for dinner. Just before we left I sent a text message "eta 7 hours" to our gracious hosts who were intending to wait until we arrived for dinner. Preparations were underway and we didn't want to be late. Of course we forgot the time zones and another lost hour, and we also didn't count on getting lost while trying to find our way. The miles rolled by
and soon we were in Idaho . We also took the longest scenic backroads along the way which also conspired to make us late . Before long we had made it to Montana
There are three of us travelling together; Bluekat (& Ron) and myself . (Ninja, Nighthawk & Wee). It felt like a long day. We only stopped for fuel and a quick snack at Subway and only one overlook
the Moyie River Canyon, for photos of the stunning bridge
Bluekat was riding lead and her sharp eyes noticed the "overlook sign" . The stop was a welcome relief from the heat where we could shed our riding attire and take a short refreshment break, and stretch our legs.
When I sent my text message at 8am ("eta 7 hours"), the intention was to arrive at around 4pm, give or take a bit. With the time zone change, and our getting lost, and taking the longer route we were nearly given up for lost. It seems that our host Charlie6 (Dom)
had been waiting by the roadside, waiting to guide us in.
We had finally made it, and this is our first glimpse of Dom and Vikki
I feel it was an honour to have been able to spend a few days with him and his family while they were on vacation near Kalispell, MT . This was to be our home for the next few days. An isolated homestead cabin over 100 years old, retrofitted with electricity and indoor plumbing.
It was not an easy place to find had Dom not been waiting for us. There is no internet service, nor was there any cell phone signals. We had been cut off from the outside world for the duration of our stay, unless we went into town and snagged some free wifi from somewhere
with our bikes safely tucked away for the night we could focus our attention to our marshmallow roasting bon fire and generally just chatting the night away as we admire the moon and the stars above.
early to bed and early to rise. No visual distractions, no electronic gizmos to fuss with. Back to the simple life of times past. Dawn will bring a new day, and a new adventure
All is well in Abbott Valley, Montana