Start Time: 6:07 AM MDT
Stop Time: 8:12 PM MDT
Start Location: Red Lodge, MT
Stop Location: Wall, SD
Lodging: Arrow Campground
Breakfast: Campsite (cereal with almond milk)
Lunch: Pockey’s Bar and Grill (brisket, corn)
Dinner: Campsite (PB&J on flour tortilla, cherries, Apple)
Miles Traveled Today: 581
Weather: 58-82, overcast all day
Route: US-212, I-90, US-16, SD-244, US-16, I-90.
The Majority of the day was spent on I-90. Wyoming redeemed itself when I ran up on this sign coming back into Wyoming on I-90.
Saw a sign on the Interstate that was advertising Bar-B-Q, so after getting gas, I went on the hunt. After 25 minutes of searching, I found this place (not much to look at, but I was willing to give it a try).
Next stop, Mt. Rushmore. For those not familiar with the Sturgis Bike Ralley, I’m told there are more than 1.2 million bikers in the Sturgis area (which includes Mt. Rushmore), and I believe it, maybe more.
I not only got out of town (literally), I changed my campground from Spearfish, SD to Wall, SD to make sure I was clear of all the madness.
Lord, I thank you for giving me a safe day of riding, and for guarding the windows of my heart (my eyes) from things men need not see.
Tomorrow, I’ll be pulling another Interstate marathon (I-90) all day long. Heading to Mason City, Iowa. At least listing the route will be easy on tomorrow nights post.
Make sure you not only have an extension cord, but that you have a strip with 5 or more outlets. Not being able to plug in your electronics can become disastrous.
The Aspen Classic Camper has been the first thing that pops in my mind each time I thought about doing these product reviews, but I wanted to wait until I felt I had used it enough to be fair.
I love this camper. The King size bed is bigger than my bed at home. It tracks behind the bike so well, you almost forget it is there. I love that the tent poles are internal (I hang things on them to dry).
I really love having the cooler along, and the camper makes that possible. I love that it is air conditioned, pops up in about 10 minutes, and I can pack it up in approximately 15 minutes. I love the king size memory foam mattress, and I love how much screen area there is on mild weather nights.
I love the storage below, and yet it is relatively easy to get to your items stored below. I love the little AC. It’s just an all around cool mama jama.
Well, that about wraps up this day, so whose been to Mt. Rushmore before, and what is your favorite memory of your visit?