This is the continuation of a trip my dad, my friend Jacob, and I took at the end of July.
Day 7 was a rest day. I'm starting to think a good motorcycle trip has a rest day every 4th or 5th day, but we, possibly I, packed a lot of sights to see in a small amount of time..so day 7 it was.
After getting to sleep in, for the first time in a week, Jacob and I headed over to where my mom and dad were staying and made use of an unguarded hose to wash the Montana road construction off of the bikes.
University of Great Falls on a soccer scholarship. So I penciled them in for twenty minutes of meet and greet before we had to move onto the next state. No I'm kidding! I gave them 30 minutes.
Here's my sister and her family, minus one son, who couldn't make it due to football practice. They had flown in from Tucson that morning.
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The next day we were on the road again. We wanted to hit highway 89 through the Lewis & Clark National Forest, but made sure to get right back onto the interstate to avoid the construction we encountered two days before. Here we are at the highest pass. Got a little chilly that morning, I flicked on the heated grips for a few minutes.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. This site was one of my dad's picks. He never had a chance to stop here, but always wanted to see Custer's Last Stand.
Custer National Cemetery. The Battle of Little Bighorn took place in 1876, this cemetery was established ten years later. Most of the graves you can see were transferred from various abandon fort cemeteries in the area. As well as soldiers and sailors killed in action that served in the U.S. military during the Indian Wars, Spanish American War, World War I & II, the Korean War and Vietnam. It was closed in 1978 and I believe it takes a act of Congress if you want to be buried here now.
Indian Memorial nearby that honors the last stand of the Plains Indians and the end of their way of life.
Foothills Motel & Campground on Google maps. It was probably the nicest grass camp sites we'd pitch our tens on during the whole trip.