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Well, we woke up to rain! The storm is pretty big but thanks to weather.com, we now know that we have about a three hour window to ride without much rain. We are hunkered down in the Holiday Inn waiting for this front to pass. We will hit the road about 10:30 for a quick run to Wall. I guess riding the Black Hills is out but we did get to see some …
... our Maryland plates. He told us that he grew up in Baltimore before moving up to Vermont. We told him our story and we told him about our journey so far and our adventure yet to come. Coincidently, he was also on his way to California, looking to hit a few National Parks along the way. Anyways, we had him take our photo as we were all geared up, and then we were off into the rolling hills ahead.
After a bit of walking we came to cross a creek, ...
... seemed we were in the middle of no-where – flat scrubland surrounded by rugged,
jagged rocks. Just got settled as the
storm reached, but by this time it had really petered out and was just one fierce
downpour accompanied by sunshine, resulting in the most beautiful double
rainbow we ever remembered seeing, completely covering the sky.
Thought of you today Bette.
... but he got the thing to stay in!!
... decided to stick with our original route towards Mount Rushmore, which was another....scenic byway known as the Needles Highway. This road goes through Custer State Park. It has five tunnels through granite mountains and at the last tunnel you can see Mount Rushmore as you drive through it. It is suppose to be beautiful. It would have been beautiful, if we didn't have to share the road with thousands of motorcycles! They drove SLOWLY and ...