Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 14 More Montana with Nukes

This morning it was 35 degrees in Lincoln, so we were in no hurry to get on the road. It wasn't long before the temps climbed and the riding was good. We continued east on 200.
Our route took us past Malmstrom A.F.B. Home to 150, LGM-30G, 300 Kt nuke equipped, Minuteman III missiles. It was interesting to see the differences between the '90's era LCC's (launch control centers) and LF's (launch facilities) of SD and the current ones in MT.
I toured the National Parks Service's restored LCC and LF near the Badlands in SD on my trip west in June. Pictures Here.

LF...launch facility.

LCC...Launch Control Center.

In Lewistown, we stopped for food and fuel. We noticed that there was a museum with a Minuteman missile on display.

Because we got a late start, we ended up in Jordan, MT for the night. We should be well into ND by tomorrow night.