Some dork phoned us from the UK at 4am and I could not get back to sleep after that so when we did get up I was seriously grumpy. Even more than normal. Anyway, today we set off towards Yellowstone National park. The day started out well with the sun out and our first stop was Sturgis. This place is famous for its bike week which is traditionally the first week in August. This week is unbelievable if the photos are to be believed. Thousands of bikes descend on the small town but it is not really our scene, they appear to be all Harley riders.
|Outside the Knuckle saloon, very famous around these parts.|
|The cleaner has a talent for towel folding.|
Friday 31st May 2013 Miles Today 271 Total 6512
It was still raining when we got up and it continued to rain during breakfast and whilst we loaded up and then still when we set off. The wind was still there and for the first hour or so, we were still at a funny angle. Our aim was to get to a place called Buffalo, Wyoming and eventually the rain stopped. The wind however kept going and it was quite cold. We had lunch in Buffalo and took State Route 16 towards Yellowstone Park, as it was described as the scenic route, and it was.
|Very pretty complete with snow on the hills.|
|Hiding out from the snow.|
|Snowplough up ahead having cleared the way.|
|I thought we'd decided to go skiing.|
|Then we came out the other side and the snow and the rain stopped and we could see the scenery.|
|The lower we went the more the scenery changed.|
|This train came towards us as we entered Grey Bull and it had 104 carriages. It was massive.|