We stop often and walk around, Quinn sniffs a lot, etc. First stop today was at the Corn Palace. Check this out!
We just kept heading west, sometimes I think the great plains are entirely too "Great"! We stopped at a rest area for lunch and a walk. Overlooking the Missouri River route of Lewis and Clark. An interesting sight the back of a keelboat replica protrudes from the north wall and you can takes stairs up and walk out on it! Take a look at the Missouri River, pretty huh?
I just love signs like this one!
About this time I began noticing more and more motorcycles. You always see some on the highway but it started to look like more than usual. When I got to Wall, SD home of the infamous Wall Drug which I have seen signs for several hundred miles, I realized I had made an error in my route planning. I forgot about Sturgis. Or more specifically, the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! About Wall motorcycles took over the road, the towns, etc etc etc. I found a hotel room in Rapid City (kind of surprised me although it was pricey). Went to the park to walk Quinn, then to Walmart for some laundry baskets (as usual I had to repack the truck!) and back to the hotel. Quinn and I walked around the parking lot about 9pm and counted 80 Harley's in the parking lot! Every parking lot for every hotel, eating establishment, Walmart etc was packed with bikes (all Harley's)!