(there are a LOT of photos in this one. enjoy.)
explore fort robinson, ne.
leave fort robinson, ne. drive into south dakota through pine ridge reservation.
stop on scenic road. find crazy saloon and buy cute knit hats for $1.
drive into keystone, sd. stop at a great old general store for pizza & conversation.
find these guys hanging out at night.
find a campground. give them $5. set up tent at night. again.
search for bathroom.
all are locked.
for real camping begins.
almost get attacked by wild animal. emily gets a little scared.
we figure out it’s just a deer.
not scared anymore.
realize the campground was probably closed. they are tearing down cabins with bulldozer as we wake up.
find these guys in the daylight. they look good in sunshine.
so we play games at the carnival.
drive into montana.
montana becomes our state for multiple adventures of the car variety.
fear we’ll run out of gas on the crow reservation.
find a gas station.
thankfully. because it’s late. and there’s nothing here.
drive a lot. too tired. stop in big timber, montana for some sleep.
wake up rude lady at the front desk.
sleep next door to a wild bear.
or a snoring trucker.
become freakishly intrigued by sister wives. it’s weird.
finally drift to sleep.
wake up in big timber, montana. wow. for real big sky.
drive through a lot of beautiful places.
get back in the car. realize the speedometer is not working. in fact, it’s going crazy.
stop to consult dad/mom/doug.
phone service = non existent.
get pulled over for speeding.
get out of ticket.
montana policeman is pretty nice.
realize our odometer and tripometer are no longer working.
decide to keep driving to pullman, wa to fix the car.
re-learn physics. to tell how fast we’re going.
we’re pretty smart.
cross into idaho. it’s foggy. and pretty.
cross into washington. rolling hills. the palouse. ready to get to sara’s apartment and fix the car.
next: pullman, wa and beyond…
(this has been one of the greatest adventures of my life. i am blessed.)
(dolly parton- travelin’ thru)