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Month: August 2016

Our next ride, you can vote! ?>

Our next ride, you can vote!

After 15,000 miles we have seen a lot of different ways to travel. Here is your chance to have your opinion heard. We are from Chicago so it’s OK if you vote early and often! 1)The Shingle bus   2) A Rotel Fred would drive I would be the tour guide. On the bus, you ride in passenger seats during the day and sleep in 6x6x3ft capsules at night. There is a large kitchen on board for food but you may…

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Pup, Pup, Puppies! ?>

Pup, Pup, Puppies!

We think our loyal traveling companions deserve their own post.  They adapted really well to life on the coach.                 Happy boy                                                 good to be home   Next up…You get to vote!                                  …

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Britt, Iowa ?>

Britt, Iowa

While they were working on the coach Fred and I took off on a no destination motorcycle ride. Along the way we saw this sign and stopped to take a pic because we have a friend named Britt.     We hear that you can get an O’Gorman on every hole!   We had some fun taking Britt pictures.       We stopped for gas and while I was stretching my legs we saw this: Whaaaaat! Can it be…

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Devil’s Tower ?>

Devil’s Tower

An amazing tower that protrudes out of the prairie surrounding the Black Hills. This site is considered Sacred to the Lakota and many other tribes that have a connection to the area. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest traditional crack climbing areas in North America.   American Indians have regarded the Tower as a sacred site long before climbers found their way to the area. Recently, American Indian people have expressed concerns over recreational climbing at…

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St. Ignatius Mission ?>

St. Ignatius Mission

While in Polson we took some day trips on the bike.  Today was a motorcycle ride to St. Ignatius Mission. The St. Ignatius Mission is a landmark Roman Catholic mission founded at its present location, St. Ignatius, Montana, in 1854 by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet and Father Adrian Hoecken. The current mission church was built between 1891 and 1893, and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The Flathead Indians were determined to bring missionaries to…

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Sturgis 2016 ?>

Sturgis 2016

The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club started in 1936, with an official American Motorcycle Association (AMA) charter in 1937. AMA began promoting the racing events; which started the now famous Rally in Sturgis on August 14, 1938. That weekend celebration in 1938 had a lineup of only nine racers and a small audience watching the races.The club owns all the property on which most of our club activities take place. There is approximately 40 acres adjacent to Interstate 90 between Exit…

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The National Bison Range ?>

The National Bison Range

The overall mission of the National Bison Range is to maintain a representative herd of bison, under reasonably natural conditions, to ensure the preservation of the species for continued public enjoyment. The original herd of bison released in 1909 was purchased with private money raised by the American Bison Society and then donated to the Refuge. Today, 350-500 bison call this refuge home. To keep track of herd health, the Refuge conducts an annual Bison Roundup. From a population of…

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Road to the Sun ?>

Road to the Sun

We had one day to explore Glacier National Park so the  guides said the “Road to the Sun” was a must! Going to the Sun Road winds across the Continental Divide at Logan Pass.  It is the only road in Glacier that connects the west and the east sides of the park.  The 52 mile long winding road offers some of the most spectacular scenery. So winding is an understatement, it is more like switchbacks with cliffs and no guard…

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Flathead Lake ?>

Flathead Lake

We were pleasantly surprised to hear we could rent a pontoon boat with the pups.  Well, we were going to explain how Flathead Lake got its name – let’s just say if you really want to know Google Flathead Indians.  Give us a comment on what you find. Ok back to boating. The lake was gorgeous the sun was out and we enjoyed boating around.                              …

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Back in the lower 48! ?>

Back in the lower 48!

We were sooo happy to be back in the lower 48.  We didn’t know if we wanted to kiss the ground or say   “OK google”. You don’t realize how hooked you are on technology until you don’t have your phone, hi-def TV and hi-speed internet. As many of you know Fred and I like to stay in Motorcoach Resorts.  After the cramped campgrounds and RV parks in Canada and Alaska we were happy to stay at Polson Motorcoach Resort…

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