Road Trip Wind Up
Our road trip to the Germans from Russia Heritage Society convention has ended. Our trip to Rapid City, South Dakota was delightful. We had beautiful days, smooth ride (new tires) and a nice distance (about an 8 hour trip one-way-some of the ones that are 20 hours and more get a bit long!).
When we got into Wyoming and South Dakota, the countryside was so much like southeast North Dakota where I’m from. I find the endless rolling hills with only the occasional cows and antelope to decorate the view strangely peaceful.
Check your gas gauge frequently. I looked at mine and it was just under half a tank. The next time I looked down, the gas light was on. We were in the middle of nowhere in Wyoming, 25 miles out of Lusk. I didn’t know how long the light had been on. We drove by one little town and there were no gas stations were in sight. The next little town, we saw pumps as we drove by and looped back around. We drove into a truck stop that was out of business, and the pumps labeled ‘diesel’ only. We did make it into Lusk, but I prefer the trip without the panic.
We made it safely, in time to stock up on the aforementioned low-salt Wild-Dutchman sunflower seeds, for those who have asked. http://www.wild-dutchman.com/
I’ll be sharing more about our experience.
The journey continues!