Thursday August 25 The freight trains and rain (and very loud thunder and lots of lightning) in the whitefish State Park campground were amazing all through the night. We had breakfast at the Buffalo Café with an Argentinian young man waiter who invited us to bike in Argentina. Then we rode through Columbia Falls and saw the big train. And the Bundt pan sunflowers……. roads through lots of large home construction out in the big big sky of Montana. The road turned left, then right, and left, then right, then left, then right, then left…..signs of the day: “ be brave take the hill“. « Great Divide- cyclists welcome to camp” and our mileage….Antelope Wells 2,327 miles and Banff 384 miles…..at what point will it be shorter to finish than to go back?! We rode 40 miles to the town of Bigfork, which is on Flathead Lake. After a refreshing dip in the lake The thunder sent us back to our tent site to set up camp. The state parks have a shared cycling and hiking group camping area which is very nice. There’s even a bike stand to hang your bike to clean it. We then rode to the grocery store to stock up for three days of food and had a pre-dinner Dairy Queen. Delicious broccoli and garlic cooked in rotisserie chicken juice and the rotisserie chicken. I then attempted to eat a half of everything I bought because it weighs so much!
Tara tested the time lapse of us erecting our tents. It was quite entertaining but won’t upload here. I’ll try on Face book.