Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hello from Gillette WY! 1700+ mile so far... We feel like the dead end kids. We started off early… very early! Wayne was on wake-up detail this morning. He woke up about 0430 Atlanta time thinking we were on central time. We were up showered, dressed, gear loaded and ready to go at 0530 Atlanta time. It was then we came to the reality that we were in Mountain Time. This had us pulling out at 0330 rather than when we planned. We pulled into the Badlands at 0-Dark-thirty. We waited a while before the sun even thought about coming up. At least we were early… Real early! All worked our well as we really wanted to be early for the Badlands. OK, maybe not that early though! Wayne is not on wake-up detail for tomorrow morning.

The Badlands is a remarkable place! WOW! We captured some wonderful images. From there we went to Wall Drugs for breakfast and to tour this 76,000 location. WOW again! We had a great time misbehaving! You will see soon. Vets got free coffee and a donut. We took advantage of that too!

Rushmore is impressive! Great place to visit and tour. The presidents are a WOW! The location is beautiful. From there we went to Custer State Park. Took the “pigtail and tunnel” route through mountains (at 6,000+ feet) of true beauty. Buffalo are huge… and there are a bunch of them there with cowboys working a Buffalo roundup! Deer were all over the place too! From there we were off for Gillette, WY. We are very tired after a very long day. We have about 400 miles to click tomorrow to be in West Yellowstone tomorrow afternoon sometime after 1600 for our evening at the timeshare. Russ was working on images to post, but I don’t know where he is. I will post some others. We have a video to post soon too. More tomorrow.


  1. You all have a great day! I can't wait to see all the pictures and take a week off work to hear the story.
    Love Ya!

  2. Trying to show Mom how to leave you a message. I hope you hear from her soooooooon.
    You all rest well!
    Love Ya,

  3. Our teacher taught me well, so am now able to find your updates.
    Happy trails..... Mudd