Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Day 2 of My Trip to South Dakota.

We woke up with the sun this morning at the Faulkton City Park. There was no dew and the tents were dry at sun up. We had about 50 drops of rain during the night. I thought for sure we were going to get pounded. There was lightning a ways to our north, but it never came south.
We packed up and were on the road by 0830.

We continued west on US-212, and came across huge fields of Sun Flowers. As far as you could see!

Soon we crossed the Missouri River.

After crossing the river, the terrain changes from crop land to pasture land. Real rolling pastures... Not the "Pasture Land" of Oregon, Bob...
We spotted this little guy. He was not sure about getting his picture taken. He kept trying to stare me down!

We had a very late breakfast in Faith and when we were done, it looked like it was going to rain. showed storm clouds on the radar, but the weather radio mentioned nothing about rain. We decided to risk it and rode into it. We got a light sprinkle, but not enough rain to get my jacket or gloves wet.
We made it to Belle Fourche and set up camp at Wyatt's Hideaway Campground. We've been here just about every year since he opened 11 years ago. It's a great place to camp. Quiet, clean, and safe, with great washrooms!
The weather has cooled off and it looks like a good night to be in a tent. The rest of our group will show up Thursday or Friday.

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