Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 28, 2012

6/28/11: Gillette, WY to Brandon, SD

Eastern Wyoming, early on Tuesday, 6/28/11.

No time to veer off the highway to take in the many sites, like Devils Tower, WY.

Snow fence along I-90, WY

In the Black Hills.

Had to stop here!

Prairies of SD

Had a great time and lunch at Wall Drug!!! This place was fun!  Wish we could've stayed longer.

The Badlands

Crossing the Missouri River at Lake Francis Case.

Day 3: approximately 487 miles

Most memorable moments:  "I don't want to see the back side of Mt. Rushmore unless they are wearing pants!", Pepsi for him, Crystal Lite ice tea for me, Russell bumming hard at the guy sampling from the buffet at Wall Drug with his bare hands, sluicing for 'treasure' at the Wall Drug 'mine', Black Hills, Badlands, him craving prime rib because we keep passing cattle ranches, tons of road construction on I-90 in SD for repaving, I found a pheasant feather at one of our pit stops where we also saw a van load of Amish people, adding another state to my total states visited.


  1. Sounds like it was another great travel day. It looks like your weather was great, lots of blue sky's.

    My sister and I were lucky we missed all the fire activity they are having this week. We saw lots of the state (even Fort Collins) and did not run into any fire problems. I hope they can contain them soon, it is so sad to see so many people lose their homes.

    Everyday Inspired

  2. Take me back to the Black Hills...