We had a great run from northern USA into Canada. Even made a premature visit to Alaska via the tiny town of Hyder which can only be reached from the Canadian border town of Stewart or by sea plane.
The scenery continues to be amazing whilst we took some time out and participated at the annual BMW owners rally in Salem, Oregon.
The scenery and national parks are simply too amazing to express in words!
We´ve now been in the USA for 7 weeks and so far I love Montana the most. It´s not just the mountains , landscape and national parks but mostly the people and the culture of the place. Country people, country music, full of cowboys and cowgirls.
I thought, what would be the best way to describe these people? Maybe it´s by the 10 principles they live by –
We had the good fortune to stop for lunch in a small town in Montana called Augusta. While having lunch we heard some kind of party going on in the main street and the local waitress told us the rodeo was in town. We decided to stay and watch the parade , it wasn´t to long before the locals started approaching us asking about our trip and inviting us not just for a beer, but to stay with them and pitch our tent behind their cabin. That´s how we ended up spending the night with Francis and Jim and their very good friends – they even shared their food with us. If that wasnt´ enough, they shared a fantastic breakfast with us which included the best bloody merry you´ve ever had.
I must say, during all my travels I´ve been lucky and met good people. The people of Montana are certainly amongst the very best of them.
Thanks Montana (especially Jim and Francis) for this incredible experience