Day Four found us heading from Billings, SD to Hill City, SD (667.2 kms)
Bug kill: 90,053 and one tumble weed. It travelled with us in the grill of the car (unbeknownst to us, of course) for some time and didn't fall off until a rest stop near Gillette, SD, where we stopped for lunch.
Probably one of our most anticipated days thus far: we were about to see the world's largest sculptures...very fitting considering Ron's art.
Distance travelled: 953.8 kms
Bug Kill: Lost track had to stop to clean the windows off twice
We went to see the Crazy Horse Memorial first. (Note to any of you planning a similar journey, we would recommend going to Mount Rushmore first.) I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:
|63 Years of Work|
|The Final Result|
Here's a shots of Mount Rushmore with a bit more perspecitve of what sort of environment it was carved from:
Travelled: 646.7 kms
Bug Kill: 65,970
The day started out with me having a spazz (I wanted to say a bit of a spazz, but Ron would call me out on that one) over trying to find our way out of Albert Lea. We had arrived at night in a round about route and I had no idea how to get out of town. Ron kept his cool and we finally managed to get on the road. (Note: WISCONSIN highways SUCK. The roads are bumpy and poorly maintained, I think I lost a filling somewhere between Eyota and Watoka...yes, those are real names.) We do, however like Wisconsin Highway Patrol. Some of you may know that Ron has a teensy love of going fast. We were stopped on the freeway going slightly over speed (80 mph - give or take - we admit nothing) in a 65 mph speed zone. (in Ron's defense the same road in Montana was 75 mph and 70 mph in South Dakota). Ron got off with a warning only...must be that baby face, thank you Officer, who ever you are. Having arrived in Des Plaines, Illinois, we went out in search of dinner. We found this little vignette ironic, let us know what you think!
|First and second stop in a parents' day...|