Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Thousands of bikers still in the area...

Just a few miles before the border, this was the scenery forever...

I loved these fields of sunflowers...

Larry thought these hills were cool...

And I liked these, just outside of Medora, boy does the scenery...


I was so sad over my bracelet I didn't sleep a wink! And I never sleep well on moving day anyway. But great news, I called Cattleman's Restaurant as soon as they opened & some kind soul had turned it in! Yahoooo! So I jumped in the shower & headed on down there while Larry finished emptying the tanks etc. There were a million bikes on the road already this morning so it took a bit longer than planned. And so we didn't get on the road as early as we hoped AGAIN, I think it was about 10:45. But we had to give hugs & say our goodbyes. Marcie sent us on our way with a dozen cookies. And I got a really cool South Dakota shirt & card from Dick & Lou. Sad to leave our friends, but we'll see them again next year I'm sure.

I had mentioned to Paul that if we were just too tired to go the whole 300 miles today we might just stop half way & do the rest tomorrow. He laughed at me! Said there is no half way, boy was he right. Once outside of Spearfish (on Hwy 85) it rapidly becomes rolling hills & stays that way for 200+ miles. There was nothing but antelope & cattle for at least the first 100. Then farming popped up, corn & some type of wheat or hay grass maybe? Then a large area of pretty sunflowers. And lots of bee hives & butterflies.

It was warmer than Custer, close to 90 but the only time we noticed it was when we stopped for lunch. And to fuel. We paid $3.09 in Custer, $3.02 in ND. Wonder what it will be in Canada. We are hearing $4.00 a gallon. Sure hope not.

We did not have a reservation for a campsite so I called a few places & got answering machines at 3 in a row! We arrived at the Red Trail Campground & they had a water/electric site for $35 a night, available for 2 nights only. Then we would have to move to a "primitive" site for $25 a night for Friday & Saturday. And no dump with either. So we opted to drive 30 miles to Dickinson & we are very happy with the campground here. $15 total per night, full hook-ups. So we booked for 2 nights with the option to stay as long as we like. We took a 100 foot long pull through & it is so level we didn't have to use anything. So we were up in a jiffy. It was now 7:30 pm & we were starving and so we were off to find the closest Mexican food restaurant! But you already knew that didn't you...LOL... We located El Sombrero, the food was good, the margarita was better! Now we were really done for the night!

We plan to check out the 2 campgrounds located inside the State Park tomorrow. Will let you know about those. Haven't seen a thing yet. And, we will also be visiting Medora in the morning. It is now 11:11pm & Larry has already hit the sack. And I am on the way myself. So, we'll see you tomorrow night ok? Goodnight....



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