It would be a long ride today, over 300 miles. We would ride through the Badlands with a Stop at Wall Drug. On our way to Sturgis we ride through the Minuteman Missile fields in the plains.
So it's Sturgis for lunch at the Knuckle Saloon. Then we were off to the mountains and Deadwood, then finally Mount Rushmore.
On the way back to the Hotel near the Badlands we have developed a case of scenery overload. We live in a beautiful country one that we take for granted. We started with jagged mountains and desert plains. Then a national monument to presidents with long ride away from a sunset at day's end.
There are so many place we need to see in this area, Wounded Knee and a ride through the Pinnacles Mountains and so much more. The Idea for a return trip has already been planted.