Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Camping We Will Go

After Breakfast we rode our bikes to Mount Rushmore where motorcycles have their own entrance, and the ticket is valid throughout the year.

We Parked the bikes and went inside to view the Monument, and visited the Sculptor's Studio as well as visit the Display Center.

We went back to the hotel, and I had to work on the reservations for the day especially since we were targeting Sioux Falls. It turned out that there were no Hotels with Vacancies any where close to Sioux Falls due to the big amount of motorcyclists riding into Sturgis the next few days.

Luckily we still have our tents and sleeping bags so I reserved a camp site in Mitchell SD.

The ride was very windy most of the way with the bikes leaning almost 45 degrees against the strong winds. We then started to chase a thunderstorm getting some rain while on it's edge.

At any one time during the ride there were always motorcycles on the other side of the road going to Sturgis. We reached the campsite early enough to put up our tents, and go into town for a meal.

That night I met an elderly gentlemen who drives an RV in the laundry room who stated that the South Dakota is known for their strong winds and that Minnesota was better.