NOLA to Canadian Rockies 2018-Day 16

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ June 30, 2018/ BMW R1200RT, New Orleans to Canadian Rockies 2018, Touring/ 0 comments

Day 16:

Departure Location: Whitefish, MT

Time: 07:00

Weather Conditions: 54 and mostly clear

Daily High Temperature: 79F

Destination: Billings, MT

Daily Miles Logged: 494

Arrival Time: 17:10

States Visited:  Montana

Daily Highlights: Riding to get to where we need to be for our way home.  No real “fun roads” explored and mostly interstate riding to get Annette and Elizabeth to Billings for their flights home while we bust it home.

A few fun photos from some of our gas stops…

Our lunch spot for the day:


Some photos from inside of Shellies… It was a unique little joint…

Who trailers a trike?

Our dinner spot… and it was spot on!

It tasted way better than it looks… Two filet medallions perfectly cooked to medium rare with artichoke and crabmeat béarnaise sauce.

Matt being silly…

Tomorrow, the hard push home begins in earnest.  We will have two more days of riding with Jon, which seem likely to be our last two days of motorcycling with him moving forward after sharing with him and our group well over 50,000 miles together.  This revelation is one that I am still processing and do not feel ready to accept as the eventuality that it very likely already is.  I hope to be able to share more of my thoughts about this in time, but for now, I remain forever grateful for the time, adventure, and common experiences that our band of brothers have shared over the past six years during our exploration of areas of our continent unknown to us.  There are simply no words to describe the value and richness that have been added to my days and I am grateful.



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