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Thursday, February 25, 2016

2014 Black Hills Moto-Camping-Fishing Adventure - Part 6

That same day that I rode Iron Mountain Road 3 times in both directions, I packed up my campsite and headed towards the Badlands.  I stopped briefly at Wall Drug for a bite to eat.

My timing was perfect as I arrived at the Badlands just before sunset.  The shadows were long, which made the landscape even more dramatic.

Some panoramic photos that I took with my phone:

More sunset photos:

I ended up stopping at a hotel for the night near Chamberlain, SD I think.  Somewhere along the way, my bike hit 25,000 miles.

If you have the option between stopping at a BP, Shell, or Kum & Go, which one are you going to choose.  Insert your own joke here.

Along the way, I took a short detour to see the Jolly Green Giant in Blue Earth, MN for the first time.

Back in the 1970s, I'm sure there were many committee meetings in a smoky conference room to ensure this view was non-offensive.

While I did stick to I-90 most of the way back from the Badlands, I still found a few last curves on the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway before arriving home.

In spite of the unpredictable weather and my wet boots, it was an awesome trip.  I didn't take a comparable one in 2015 and have nothing planned (yet) for 2016.  These blogposts are a reminder that I really need to do that.  So do you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a great adventure! It reminds me of many I have taken over the years. So great to combine a new passion like fishing, I usually just ride a lot. My wife sometimes says it would be better to stop and see more, ha ha. I have been doing better at that the past few years.
Thanks for taking the time to share your travels. I am planning a few for this year right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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