Well we finally made it, a few days early though.
I am writing this blog from the Service department of a Ford dealer in Gillette. After leaving the campground Sunday in the Black Hills of SD. We had to take a very, very curvy mountain road. Pulling our house behind us, the transmission on the truck started to slip. After reaching relatively flat road and stopping for a few minutes the transmission finally cooled down and it hasn’t slipped since. We still wanted it to be checked out. We continued on to Rapid City. Since this was Sunday, nothing could be done until Monday. We found a campsite for the night about 10 miles from Rapid City.
First thing in the morning we took the truck to the local Ford dealer. Well, they could not get us in for a week. What to do? We called the Ford dealer in Gillette and they could take us on Thursday, the 25th. We decided to push on, since it was a straight run on I-90.
Now where to stay from Monday to Thursday. Ann called the people in charge of the rally and they let us come early, but not until Wednesday. Ann saved the day again! We decided to break up the 162 mile trip and stop along the way. At the campsites we stayed in, we met many other people on their way to the rally.
We stopped at Sundance, Wyoming for the night and while we were there went to see Devils Tower. It is just like in the movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.
If you look really close, you can see two climbers on the tower. I think one of them might be Dustin!
If you click on the picture to blow it up, you can see two climbers. One on the ledge in the center and one climbing above him. That is as close as I could get, guess I will have to get a bigger lens.
You cannot believe how open and vast the country is out west. No picture can do it justice, you just have to see it.
Well we are sitting here waiting to see what they say. We will let you guys know when we find out.
See you down the Roan Road…