It would be a long ride today over 300 miles through southwest South Dakota. The ride took us through the Badlands, with a stop in Wall and of course Wall Drug. Then the Minuteman Missile Fields in the rolling plains on our way to Sturgis. It’s Sturgis for lunch at the Knuckle Saloon. Then it’s off to the mountains to Deadwood and then finally to Mount Rushmore to see the dead presidents.
On the ride back to the Hotel through the lower Badlands, we have developed scenery overload, we have seen way too much for one day. We live in a beautiful country, one that we take for granted. Today it’s been jagged mountains and desert plains with a great sunset at day's end.
We only scratched the surface of this area. There are so many other places to see. A return trip is a must. We must visit Wounded Knee and ride through the Pinnacle Mountains. It seems the more that we see; the more that we want to see.