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And we're off! Even though this was a short leg, just 180 miles from Harwood to Bismarck, it will set us up for tomorrow's leg from Bismarck to Billings, MT. Not much else to mention with today's leg other than the weather was about perfect and the roads were great. No pictures of I-94 of course!
Tomorrow and beyond will be more interesting, so watch for more updates!
... since 2007 to over 500,000 barrels a day putting North Dakota in second place behind Texas in oil production.
I'm heading toward Hill City, SD. I just found out today that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally starts tomorrow so hotels are going to be hard to get anywhere near Sturgis including Hill City so I'll have to rethink my ...
... realized it was a cow. The sign at the exit stated that the cow was the largest known statue of a cow. There is nothing else in this town of New Salem. Cute idea.
Once I got to Bismarck I decided to check out their Heritage Museum. There is a lot of history in these western states like N.D. from pre-historic fossils to Native Americans to early settlers. I shared photos from the museum exhibits.
They have a ...
... who looked like he was doing a LONG bike trip, and I noticed at Peace Corps patch on his trailer. Since we were slowing down, we rolled up to him and asked if he was a returned volunteer. Sure enough, Honduras, '78-’80. Lots of smiles and laughs, and then an invitation for a lift. The wind was so strong, we imagined it would take the pleasure out of the ride for him. He graciously accepted and we threw all his gear into ...
We left South Dakota today, heading north across country, into North Dakota. Once out of the Black Hills we drove along long straight roads, through grassland and rolling hills. Many small streams are hidden in the valleys, and it is all very pretty. As is usual for us we encountered road works, 15 miles of it, and we were held up on one stretch for nearly 15 minutes waiting for the 'follow me' car to take ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking