Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day 2 of the Trip to ?

Day 2 has been WAY better than day 1 for weather! No rain and coolish temps! Perfect for riding. In order to get somewhere today, I stayed west bound on I-90. I stopped in Belle Fourche, SD. I'm at my favorite campground, Wyatt's Hideaway.

On the way here, I stopped at the Travel Center (AKA rest stop) at the Missouri River.

No trip through South Dakota would be complete without a stop at the worlds largest tourist trap... Wall Drug. Not much has changed since the last time I was there 10 or so years ago.

I also took a little detour into the Black Hills. I rode down Spearfish Canyon. Bridal Veil Falls was flowing nicely.

At Wyatt's, I set up my tent close to our usual Sturgis Rally spot.

As I type this, heavy dark clouds have moved in, but no rain yet... Oh Snowball, the campground Cat says hello, but wouldn't stand still long enough to get her picture taken.

Day 1 of My Trip to ?

I've had the itch to take a motorcycle trip for a while now. So, on Wednesday, 6-12-13, I scratched that itch. I got a late start, but it doesn't matter... I don't even know where I'm going!

I left home and headed west. I had been thinking of South Dakota and maybe much further west! I crossed WI on hwy 77 and rode into MN.

It was lunch time when I got to Hinckley, MN. I had to stop at here. It's the closest one to my home...

I was going to cut diagonally across MN on 23, but dark rain clouds conspired against me. I had a bit of rain near Mora, MN, but it really started raining after Cold Spring. I tried to change directions in an attempt to get around the rain. I had no luck. I rode in the rain all the way to Worthington, MN. At one point I was totally lost. My usual "sense of direction" was not working in the rain, I had to put my GPS away because of the rain, and of all the paper maps I brought, Minnesota was not one of them! It reaaly didn't matter though, I have no plan.. or even destination.

I stopped for the night at the KOA in Mitchell, SD. I got the last Kamper Kabin. I was already wet and it looked like it might rain some more. I wanted to dry off.

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Internet service was down last night so I posted this Thursday morning...