A good continental breakfast at the Stagecoach Stop Inn prepared Ricardo, Art and me for a full day. And that was what we had--a full day! We rode 470 miles and also visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument near the Crow Agency 100 miles south of Billings, MT. Tonight we are in Broadus, MT. Tomorrow we plan to ride to Sturgis, SD to visit a motorcycle shop or two and a motorcycle museum.
Art and Ricardo spent an hour or two touring the Battlefield while I sat on a hillside beside tne National Cemetary. By 5:30 PM we departed, picking up Hwy 212 East. The next seventy miles took us through the Crow and Cheyenne Indian Nations. Beautiful scenery, past mesas, arroysand buttes. A high plains (almost mountain) ride that could have been desert except for the green vegetation. Cliffs that shocked me with their vibrant colors. Past towns such as Lame Deer, home of Chief Dull Knife College.
And the horses! beautiful herds of sorrel, black and paint horses, fit only for a Crow or Cheyenne Chief or his bravest warriors. Abundant wildlife, even a deer, fleet of foot, thar ran in front of Art.
Arriving in Broadus late, Ricardo and I dined in a superb cafe, where he enjoyed his first sour cream and raisin pie. Ricardo gave the pie 110 points. As long as Ricardo and I have $20, we will eat well!