Day 102, 9/9/15, Wednesday
Weather: Sunny and clear all day with the temperatures in the 70s
Paul was feeling fine this morning so after having breakfast at the nearby McDonald’s we pulled out on I-90 and continued our drive east. We had entered the territory of the Crow and Northern Cheyanne nations yesterday and by mid-afternoon had passed through the Crow region. When we were having breakfast, we noticed that all of the restaurant workers were Native Americans.
The day passed uneventfully. Traffic was light and the speed limit for those who wanted to follow it was 80 mph. Since cross winds were still blowing intermittent heavy gusts, we maintained a speed that was safely appropriate for our RV. We passed many large cattle, horse, and sheep farms that were extensive in size on both sides of the highway. We also passed towns with interesting names such as Garryowen, Lodge Grass, Wyola, and Mad Woman. There were miles of red rock reminiscent of our trip to Garden of the Gods in Colorado and Sedona in Arizona.
Today’s drive brought us through the remainder of Montana, the northeastern part of Wyoming, and South Dakota. By late afternoon we stopped at the No Name City Luxury Cabin and RV Park, Sturgis, SD (N 44 21’ 51” W 103 28’ 03”, elevation 3,626 ft.) where we are now spending the night. This is also the town for the famous motorcycle gathering in the summer.
Tomorrow, we will stay at this campground for a second day for a little rest before we continue.
G & P