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Have you all been waiting to hear about my trip? It was one of those “slice of America” things that covered enough ground to make you realize what a big place a single country can be.
We started off in Montana.
It only takes about seven hours to get from close to the boarder with Idaho to Wyoming if you drive straight through. We would have made it easily if we’d started at a reasonable hour, and hadn’t had an ear infection sending us off to a hospital. The hospitals in Billings are really pretty, but there was no soap for hand-washing in the bathroom.
When I think of Wyoming and South Dakota, what I think of is this:
From what other’s have said, I suspect they think something more like this:
If so, then we are both right. Wyoming and South Dakota both have places where the glaciers scraped off everything interesting, and places where the ancient mountains remain. We hurried on down the road to Minnesota, where I was surprised to see so many electricity generating windmills.
They weren’t there ten years ago. Now they are everywhere.
We soon arrived in Madison Wisconsin,
Where we were rained out
And attacked by voracious mosquitoes
We camped – mostly at KOA campgrounds – for most of the trip. The second worst campground was the one near Madison. The mosquitoes were awful, and the attendant completely unrepentant about them. I counted over thirty bites on one knee alone. We high-tailed it back to Montana with brief stops at the Spam museum in Minnesota,
And the Corn Palace in South Dakota,
and The Badlands
We climbed to the top of Harney Peak
At well over 6,000 feet, it’s the highest peak in South Dakota. From there, everything was down hill.
We went straight back to Montana.
Home sweet home.