Its hard to believe but we have been in Montana for 11 days and about 670 miles! Sheesh this is a big state, especially when you're on a bike with you're buns hanging over a little tiny hard seat. Well, today was the last night we will be spending in MT. We had a wonderful time, but now it's time to see what South Dakota has to offer. Our destination for today was Hammond MT where the only thing there is a post office. Why Hammond you ask? You see there is literally nothing in the 95 miles between Broadus and Belle Fourche so I thought we could simply dry camp there. That was before the heat wave and we did not want to run the generator all night so we rode to the post office in Hammond then drove back to Boardus to an RV Park with hook ups.
The scenery continues to amazing me. It's similar to Oregon in that you have the western side with more greenery and then the eastern side that is a little more rugged and barren. Also I find I am much more appreciative of my surroundings in the mornings when my body is fresh, the temperature is nice versus late in the ride when I'm tired and hot and all I can think about is the finish line.
Once back in Boardus, we had lunch and a nice restaurant called Powder River Stockman's Club. The smoked pulled pork sandwich was delicious. We actually met a couple of WSU Cougs sitting at the bar. They were drinking 32 ounce beers. (Go Cougs!)
Tomorrow is Jacks last riding day as we head to Belle Fourche. Sad for Cheryl and I but probably not for Jack! We hope to get in early enough to get to Deadwood and Sturgis and do some tourist things (oh yeah, and get a water fitting). Another 100 degree day, can't wait.