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May '13

Travel Days

As I write this, I am sitting in a McDonalds in Mitchell, SD. Logan is off looking for a new O-ring to fix a leaky fuel bottle. We had a great night camping last night on Lake Vermillion, outside Sioux Falls, SD. Currently we have ~1500 miles under our belt (740 the first day, 680 the second). 

The first day got us from Charlotte through Asheville, Knoxville, Nashville and into St. Louis. The drive was a little hilly in comparison to the current flatness, but it all went smoothly. Also, gas in Tennessee is insanely cheap ($3.16/gal compared to $3.99/gal here in SD). 

We first went to the Arch of course, and had dinner at a local burger joint. It was a beautiful night in STL, and if we had planned just a little better, we might have been able to go to the Cardinals game (they won!)

Later that night, we went to Ted Dewes frozen custard, at the recommendation of the Hyatts. The place was incredibly busy, but the custard was great! Later that night we stayed in the backyard of a friend of a friend, who was very nice to let us camp out. 

Wednesday morning we left STL early, stopping at Target to get some supplies (and adapter so we can charge electronics). We made good progress, getting to Kansas City by lunch time. We had some great BBQ at Arthur Bryants, a stop that was recommended to Logan several years ago during his cross country road trip. After lunch we got our first National Park Passport stamps at the Truman NHS. 

Heading North, we left KC and headed towards Omaha, where we stopped at the Lewis and Clark National Trail Center, for a few more stamps. Not to be slowed down too much, we continued North to Sioux Falls, and camped on the west of the city at Lake Vermillion.

Today, we are headed West, planning to stop at Minuteman Missile NHS, Badlands, Wall Drug, Mt. Rushmore and camp at Custer State Park. Should be a busy day!

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  1. mike breedlove Says:

    Looks like everything is going well keep the pics coming I will travel the U.S. through your eyes catch the big one.

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