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... booths ... 'Murica! **** yeah!
Dodging the giant RVs we made it across the entire length of South Dakota today, stopping at Mount Rushmore for fun. I was expecting a tourist trap, but I also figured there would be some decent hiking around the monument that would not be accessible to all of our fellow road travelers.
Unfortunately, the only pathway around ...
... is right there alongside the trailer in which the Fast Four resides.
While I was there, Pedro made a call to Frank Morris at Columbus. The next morning I called in on Frank and his wife, Robyn... Frank had lots to show me:
This rig has set a record on the salt at 260mph. Naturally a lot of experimentation has gone on to get it there!
... sign, 'You are entering Crow country'.
Driving on without stopping anywhere here, I was getting closer to Wyoming all the time... and I had to stop and snap this:
And then I was entering Wyoming:
Those distant mountains had been in view often and for long periods, at one point they stretched right across my horizon. At the north-western ...
... but calmed down when he got to shoot the rifles. He said he was more comfortable with the rifles.
I had a go at a hand gun and a rifle and then the automatic. That was enough for me. Darryl had a go as most of the guns but had the most fun with the automatic.
We were the only ones at the range and the owner came out and asked if someone could shoot at a target the size of the bottom of a 600ml water bottle. Jenny said that she could do it, so he told us to wait a ...
... out to be a big thunderstorm with lots of cloud to ground lighting bolts and it was quite something to watch. The winds had all the flags out straight with poles bending from the wind. It brought about a great sunset after storming for over an hour. (Mt. Rushmore was hit with golf ball sized hail the other night)!! Glad we missed that!
June 19 - Today was bright and ...