So Much to Tell!
I've been off the net for a couple of days due to some connectivity issues, and I've got a TON of catching up to do!
First, I'm alive. Second, I'm in Deadwood, South Dakota. There's been a lot that's happened since my last post in Boise. Let me catch you all up!
First, as mentioned in my last post, while stuck in Boise waiting for the bike to get serviced, I had some time to kill and so I went to see the Warhawks Air Museum. Here's a fully restored P40. It's painted in the RAF Desert Sharks scheme and appeared in the movie "Valkyrie."
Here's a Soviet MiG.
Here's a P51 Mustang.
With the bike finally ready and with me significantly lighter in the wallet after the fact (Savannah Indian Motorcycle... y'all have no idea how badly I miss y'all), I beat it out of Boise and headed east...and by the afternoon I had reached the little town of Shoshone.
Not a lot going on these days in this little railroad town.
Except for maybe the Iron Horse Saloon right across the tracks from the railroad station.
Here's a couple of pics of the station.
It's quiet in Shoshone.
A neat, old building... built during busier times.
As I moved east, I encountered a strange landscape...
The Craters of the Moon is an area of former volcanic activity...very bizarre indeed. Black lava rock...for miles and miles.
Finally, by the end of the day I landed in Idaho Falls...home to the world's largest Chia pet.
And to some very beautiful falls.
This is the Snake River which runs right through the middle of town. Very pretty.
A quick shout out to the folks at the Eagle Rock Indian motorcycle dealership in Idaho Falls. I stopped in right at closing time in hopes of picking up a shirt...but they were out of my size... nonetheless, they couldn't have been cooler. They gave me a neat IMRG shirt from their local rally and turned me on to where to stay, where to eat, and where to get the best look at the falls. A tale of two dealerships for sure. Great folks, who are very much biker friendly.
I stayed in Idaho Falls for the night...and the next day headed for Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone. You won't want to miss the next installment!