Wednesday, August 8, 2012

We’re Outta Here,,,,,,,Glacier NP Here We Come!

Just as you might have guessed, we are all loaded up and ready to head North. Ms. Pat has her dance class this morning and when she gets home around Noon, I’ll be cranked up and reving the engine and spinning the wheels. We hope to get close to Medora, ND tonight, so we can check out Teddy Roosevelt NP tomorrow.

When we get that checked out we will continue on West towards Glacier NP. We received a tip from the Powers family that Hwy #2 across Montana has some serious construction going on from the ND border West. So we will avoid that area by continuing West on I-94. Thanks for the tip. 
Custer 2012 #2
Sturgis Bike Week is in full swing up her, just as it has been for the last 72 years. This is a picture of downtown Custer I borrowed from Lee Ann.  Larry and Lee Ann go in every day and dress up in old attire and add to the atmosphere.  Not me...I stay as far away as I can. You can see how clogged up the streets are.   There is no place to park and you can’t get into any of the stores. We can’t get to the drug store or the Post Office, so we just give them the town for a week. That’s not much to ask for all the money the bikers leave with all the merchants. Each year Custer gets a little more bike traffic....mostly bikers that don’t like all the jammed up areas around Sturgis. Most of the locals just stay home or get out of town. We are doing the latter this year. Shortly after noon, we will be outta here!

DSC_1382
Rollie and I were talking about the big change in our place in the last couple years. I found this picture taken back in May of 2010. This was just before Rollie and Gina came  and we began building the "Cabin".

P1040254
Here is a picture I took just a few days ago..  Rollie is right.  The change to our place has been something beyond significant.  Doesn't even look like the same place does it?  A lot of blood, sweat, tears, LOVE (and money!) went into it but Boy-O-Boy, are we ever so proud and enjoying it..  This is beyond any dream Ms. Pat and I ever had of this place..  I believe construction is COMPLETE!! Praise the Lord!!


P1040243I even found a nice Buffalo head.. How about that?   Hung it up to set off our new porch.  The finishing touch!

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!

By my next Blog on Sunday we should be in Glacier NP in Montana.  Come on back and I’ll bring you up to date. Keep us in your prayers for safe travel.

Travel safe and God Bless you all…

Mike

This Blog is Published every Wednesday and Sunday..

18 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

The place looks real nice. But your not done till the fat lady sings.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Have a great vacation, we will be following you to see the sights. be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

Duane and Louise said...

You have really good looking place there. The skull looks great. Have a safe adventure.

Jim said...

I really like your new porch, nice finishing touch. Enjoy Glacier, its a special place.

kcgaz said...

God's blessings for safe travel and enjoy!

Jim and Sandie said...

Lookin' good. I especially like your picture of you in the door. Have a great time in GNP and safe travels.

Jim and Sandie said...

Lookin' good. I especially like your picture of you in the door. Have a great time in GNP and safe travels.

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Love the buffalo head! We'd hoped to get to your place for a visit while we're at Hart Ranch, but our days got too busy. Have a great trip - glad you're going out in the motorhome. Safe travels.

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

I wanna see ya spin yer wheels with that Foretravel....!!!

And Na, Miss Pat's not done with construction.......

Nice picture of the Buffalo skull, and yourself in the glass door!! LOL

Have a good trip to Coeurd Alene and the Going to the Sun Highway.!

Rod

Sue and Doug said...

safe travels to you both! and Ms. Megabyte too!..if only you were a few weeks earlier?..we could have met up!..too bad..enjoy your time at Glacier..it is a beautiful area!!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Your place looks great with the new porch. Glad you found the buffalo skull for the finishing touch. I'd be like you about the bike rally....stay far away. I just don't like big crowds and difficult parking. Hope you enjoy your jaunt to Glacier NP. Our son & DIL are planning to go up there Labor Day week....hope it's not snowing there by then.

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...what a difference in your place. Really nice changes!

That head is PERFECT! Good going.

Safe travels. We hope you have a wonderful, fun time at Glacier NP.

Happy Hatter said...

Started my career at TRNP. Was part owner in the Little Missouri Saloon and Dining Room in Medora for 17 years. Enjoy Medora. If you get a chance, visit the Enchanted Highway east of Dickinson...easy part day drive. Amphitheater in Medora is spendy but well worth it...include pitchfork fondue steak dinner. Am jealous...my g-kids are in Dickinson.

Happy Hatter said...

And your cabin looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Nice looking place. Like the new porch a lot...
Did you get rid of your motorcycle?
Chris in Indiana

Jenny Johnson said...

......and look at that guy in the door taking the photo----now just how did you do that???? Enjoy your trip and think of me when you are in Coeur d'Alene - it was my home for many many years---if you get a chance stop by Hudson's Hamburgers (Sherman Avenue) for a Huddie Burger you can have it plain or with cheese - pickle and onion-that's your choices - no fries!!- I think they are on their fourth generation of owners now.....Enjoy Idaho!!

Lady Dyna Ryder said...

You and Ms. Pat have 'got the groove' on with how you have spruced up your cabin. Glad you found the buffalo head - so fitting!
That reflection of you is too much...
You two have a wonderful and safe trip. You are in my prayers!

Al Bossence said...

Hey Mike, your last post must have slipped through the cracks on me. Just noticed it now. You are probably well on the the way to wherever it is you are going to by now. (Glacier) Hope all is well & you guys are enjoying your gettaway. Say, about about a matching Buffalo Head for the front of the rig....:))