After being awakened at the tender time of 6am by a phone call from the Mother of the Baroness, who had forgotten the two hour time difference.
We were off!!!
At 40 mph.
Bugger the roads were still shit. Has Minnesota never heard of salt, or snow plow?????
Half way to the state line another disaster was to envelop us in it's evil grip.
Hole in the Tyre!!
Next stop and we were sat in a lovely auto shop where the culprit was found - a hand made nail. Only in America.
Onto South Dakota where the Baroness went a little crazy when the realization that the speed limit was 75 mph hit her. She fell in love in seconds. I fell in love to with the Back Hills and Badlands. I wanted to go back in time and be a crazy ass cowgirl in the 1800s and ride horses all over the state.
This country, I feel, requires you, a horse and a solitary existence and riding as far as you can. We drove through Wall Drug, a crazy place that has stayed in business because of one man, his drug store and his vision for a line of wooden sides on all roads in the state, proclaiming his 5 cent coffee and free water from the 1930s till the present day.
The coffee is still 5 cents and the water still free.
I also saw my first native American and popped that Cherry in style, as I was visionly gang banged by a whole group of them.
Crossed the Mississippi River...awesome!
Also spent a bit of souvenir money on an old 1960s license plate from South Dakota for $8 which I see as a bargain.
We stopped off to see the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. Which is a building covered in mosaics made entirely from corn. The entire outside is covered. This was intense, inspiring and more than a little bit creepy.
We finally made it to Rapid Falls for the night and after directing the Baroness to the wrong address twice, I finally found our Travelodge.
Tomorrow, Mount Rushmore awaits.