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With a 20 hour drive from Sandusky, OH to Mount Rushmore, we're splitting it up into 3 days. Covered 430 miles through 3 states in 7.5 hours. Not much to see on this drive except farms, corn fields and windmills. Ate dinner at Texas Roadhouse for the 2nd night in a row! Quotes of the day: "Why are we always in the middle of a corn field?" ~Ryan "I …
... helicopter rotors in full flight.
Away from the windmills, the wind tirelessly waltzes in the tall green grass turning its blades from shiny to matte and back again. Red farms and barns, usually paired with missile shaped storage silos watch over the giant fields where this endless dance takes place. Sometimes there is a curve in the road. Usually a slight curve.
Accompanied by the constant hum of the tires and ...
... rest, have a drink and whatever else was necessary. There are some very good stopovers, generally every 50 miles and often have wifi, dispensing machines and a place to rest out of the sun. Towards the end of the day, you certainly need a snack to keep you going as the riding is exhausting.
We are also getting used to the foibles of the USA - light switches sideways or you flick up to use and not down like ours; door handles ...
... movie. We follow the sculpture trail - the city installs 50 sculptures along a marked walk. Every year people can vote for their favorite and the city then purchases the winner to install it somewhere on city ground. We enjoy the interesting art works! What we do not see is anything that traces the name Sioux back to the Indians. We have to wait until our next stop in Rapid City - there we will surely meet Indians!! Only ...
Today was a big day of driving. We may have overdone it yesterday. Big day in Chicago, and then drove up into Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee. A late night.
When we woke up we were feeling kinda tired. That bike ride!! Seriously, it was a big day. Anyway, we got in the car and drove west, young man. ALL the way across Wisconsin and then ALL the way ...
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