There is a visitors centre along the Big Horn Scenic Byway with over looks over the narrow river gorge & the Shell Waterfall. When I was there I met other bikers and I noticed their BC licence plates
They were returning from a rally in Georgia. Bikers everywhere are always in the mood to chat . I have been getting comments about my irregular eating habits and lack of fluid intake so today I thought I would try to be healthier and even asked directions to the local market
I left with some grapes and apples
I know, Juice. I love juice even though water is better. Maybe I am dehydrated. I guzzled the first bottle in one gulp. I had every intention of having this for lunch but it was very hot in my riding outfit so instead of sweating in the parking lot I had the bright idea to stop somewhere and just sit in my shorts and eat then. So off I went and I didn't stop anywhere.
They had free pancakes at the campsite and charged extra for the sausages and juice so that's all I had all day. (I didn't even have dinner, more about this later)
I was having trouble keeping my eyes open and the heat was hot so I had to stop somewhere but there was no shade. I had a few gulps of my juice but didn't touch the fruit. I sweat a lot in my riding boots so I needed some relief
Soon I continued on my way north on 14 near Moorcraft
It was a nice, not so busy road and about half an hour later I reach my destination
I can't come this far and not take a few side trips
Of course I had to pose my bike too
This was taken with my new Sigma 18-250mm Canon EOS lens. I am really liking it. Gives you a bit of compression for distance objects like the Devil's Tower
It was getting to be late in the afternoon and I still had an hour or so to get to my campsite but not before I fuel up at this old style gas station
Nothing electronic here. Mechanical pumps which you turn up the lever when you remove the nozzle. I went inside to prepay and he said to just fill up and come inside to pay later. Just like the old days
I did arrive to an empty place, no one around and self register forms. I didn't feel comfortable being there with no one around and also there were black thunderclouds all around with major rain coming
I know that Erik speaks highly of this place and I wanted to try it, but not tonight. Erik has a link to Hyatt's Hideaway on his sidebar
I head back 3 miles to Hwy 85 and stop at the first hotel on my left. The girl tells me they are full and I notice the parking lot is full of bikes. As I leave the torrential downpour begins and it also feels like hail. My jacket, gloves and pants are soaked in seconds. My rain gear is packed somewhere not very accessible.
I head down the street to the hotel on the right. The lobby is full of bikers who had just ridden in. I wait patiently for my turn and then the Girl tells me that they have just given out their last room
The raindrops are bouncing off the ground. I have no choice but to head out in my soaked gear and I find a place up the street, lucky me
I just didn't feel like going out for dinner so I finished off my Grapes and apple and added two granola bars to the mix with the idea that I would start the next day with a good breakfast.
I have a sensitive stomach but I suppose with the heat and lack of fluids it gave me an upset stomach so I took a few does of Imodium which I usually carry and I was hoping that I would be better in the morning