Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sturgis Vacation, Day 1, The day of the performance award

Well, the day started ok... We made it down through Iowa and South Dakota, then into Nebraska.

I had been thinking that I hadn't seen much in the way of the Law Enforcement community. Well, John and I got to meet a fellow member. I'm glad the meeting wasn't 10 minutes earlier or things wouldn't have gone as well as they did. We met up with the Keya Paha County Sheriff himself, a very nice guy.

As if that wasn't enough, there wasn't a hotel room to be found within 80 miles of Valentine, NE. It's a small town and there was a rodeo near by. We ended up driving north up to Murdo, SD and got a room at the Anchor Inn.

I hope this isn't a sign of how things will be on this trip.

The Night Before

Ready to go. I'll leave about 0800 and meet John about an hour later outside of Northfield, MN.

Rudy is checking out my ride! I'll miss all of my 5 cats, Nancy too!!