Left Montana in early December for a trip to spend Christmas with my son in Virginia Beach and pick up a Honda CT125 in New Bern, NC. Ct125's are had to find and was lucky to get one relatively close, only three hours south of Virginia Beach. Looking forward to using this little bike for off road and well as putting the streets - beats walking!
First thing first, forty minutes from the ranch stopped for lunch with Father Bart at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church and to have the rig blessed.
First stop out of the ranch was at the CUSTER BATTLE GROUNDS. A small National Park, but as a history buff well worth the stop. Photos is a descending order:
1.. The Battle
2 The Graves - where the soldiers fell
3. Typical Sioux Warrior
4. Typical Soldier uniform
5. The Indian prayer Chock Cherry Tree - today the Crow, Sioux and others place prayers on the tree
I will not go into the Battle for we all know it. I will say the "good" guys won; sadly to lose the war later.
First night I overnighted on the Crow Reservation.
Day two the trek continued through the southern part of Montana and into Wyoming. Winds were very strong with gust to 55. The rig did notice the force; but held a reasonable path.
My day started at ODark Thirty and drove into the early night. Needed to get some miles under the tires. The video below will make sense to you fellow pilots out there:
Not much to report on the dash across Country other then stayed at a couple of fine HARVEST HOSTS properties: First on up was PALS located in North Platte, NE Great selection of craft beer and a pretty good pizza too. Be careful of directions by your GPS turned me in the wrong direction; but the manager did i fine job getting me there.
Next stop was at the TUSC locationAN HILLS WINERY, Effingham, il. Wonderfull and very convenient location. Staff was also wonderful and very good wines
Stopped at the AIR FORCE MUSEUM in Dayton, Ohio. Been there many times. Obviously an outstanding collection of t aircraft from the early days of flight right up to today. if interested in aviation this is a must see.
Time for dinner; so off to a place I have visited many times. Long history and great food! SCHMIDTS SAUSAGE HAUS in Columbus,Ohio. Established in 1886 in what was the German section of Columbus still owned by the family.
Dinner time and off to a wonderful establishment I have been to many times, SCHMIDT'S SAUSAGE HAUS. Owned by the family since 1886 in what was then the German Town Columbus. This historic restaurant offers some of the finest german food and of course delightful sausage.... oh don't forget the Cream puffs and the Struddel!
This evening I had Sauerbraten accompanied by a great German beer Weihenstehaner. Prost!
See You Down The Road
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