Relaxed day today with around 125 mls. We got up very early to take some photo shots out in the Badlands. Beautiful light with the sun just coming up. We stayed at the NP campground in Interior. Headed out around 10:00AM after eating breakfast. Continued on 240 through Badlands, with countless stops for pictures. Headed further out through the wilderness through a 15 mile dirtroad that eventually took us to Wall, SD. We just had to ride into town to see what Wal Drugs was all about. Quite the tourist attraction.
We headed back out bound for Mt. Rushmore. We got there, and it wasn't too crowded at all. Got some shots taken of The Four Big Ones too. Rode back to Keystone and found us a nice, quite campground.
We'll be riding deeper into the Blackhills tomorrow. (Custer SP, Crazy Horse etc)
We ended up in Badlands NP. Camping at Interior. Very nice. Moonlike landscape. Cant upload pics yet as we dont have any Internet access. Spent some time in Sioux Falls visiting a butterfly house. Beautiful place. Also stopped at "the falls".
400 MLS total including a messy detour around I29 and also around Omaha,NE. Staying at a state park just south of Sioux Falls. Beautiful place. Tomorrow we'll spend a little time in Sioux Falls before we head further west. Badlands and The Blackhills….
We ended up camping a little east of Kansas City, MO. 543 miles total, so we are making good time. What might create a problem tomorrow is that I29 is closed a little north of St. Joseph. The road is completely washed out due to flooding. So we will have to find a way around it. Beautiful weather this afternoon towards Kansas City. It rained hard on us at The Land Between The Lakes in KY. More tomorrow…
Decided to call it the day after about 520 miles. We are currently in Lebanon, TN, just short of Nashville. Incredible hot this afternoon. I had an indicated temp. of 104 a few times on the bike. The heat really started after we passed Knoxville, TN. Traffic was pretty heavy being Labor Day weekend.
Both bikes are running smooth, without a hitch. We're headed out to get some supper shortly, probably SubWay.
No pics for today, just interstate riding. We'll continue tomorrow at daybreak.