|We think they are on the payroll, they walked right by the visitor center.|
Off to Mount Rushmore. We got there just in time to park the bikes in indoor parking, walk to the monument, snap pictures, then haul butt inside to the cafeteria just in time for a hail storm. So we ate lunch and lost even more time. I think as many people may note, the presidents did not look as big as I suspected.
|See that big black cloud? It hung over our heads all day(metaphorically speaking).|
After 10 miles of grip clenching yuckiness we were finally out of it. Then it decided to rain. Then we hit a few more construction zones but nothing like that first one.
We finally approached Devil's Tower and there was a KOA so we thought we would try it out. Nice campground, nice people, 0% chance of rain according to the Weather Channel app. We did get some drizzle and some scary sounding wind but we are still intact.
|My personal chef.|
Steve's brand new sleep mat will not hold air, so that stunk. He refused my selfless offer to use my mat and stuck it out.
Steve is still in a slumber now, but I think we may switch our game plan on camping. Originally we thought we would camp when the weather looked good. Now I think we will camp only if we have to.
On the technology front. I am typing this on my new laptop utilizing my own personal wifi hot spot, while my phone charges using the solar panel. I've got this rustic thing down pat.
Today we need to figure out how to get our dirty chains cleaned. The bikes are quite messy. Our goal for today was 360 miles to Red Lodge, Montana, but I think we will instead focus on some bike maintenance and get where we get when we get there. But still moving west!!
Again, all proof-reading has stopped. Sorry for errors.