Thursday, August 16, 2012

Montana Roads

After a great breakfast at a funky little restaurant in Hungry Horse, we set off for the huge damn not far outside of town.  This massive damn holds back a huge lake and is a massive example of construction and power generation.



We carried on our ride, and rode around a beautiful lake with amazingly clear water. Flathead lake is very reminiscent of Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan, complete with cherry orchards.  We made a quick stop at a old car museum that was completely dedicated to Flathead Fords, and there were a couple of very interesting and well preserved old Fords in the yard.






At the south end of Flathead lake we stopped for lunch and soon afterwards found a fantastic museum, the likes that I have never seen before!












These bikes were dropped with paratroopers during WWII.




 

How would you like to have your hair curled with this outfit?








 We had tried to get to see some live buffalo, but motorcycles were not allowed on the National Buffalo Preserve, unfortunately.

The museum has an amazing amount of military material, including a Huey Helicopter, which Sean could not fly for obvious reasons.



















We thought that Ian could fly this helicopter, perhaps


These two bucks show where fighting will get you


Strangely, the National Buffalo Preserve had a pile of Elk horns in the parking lot......