We left Sturgis around 8:00AM this morning and drove the scenic byway from Rapid City on highway 44 thru the Badlands'. Originally we were going to drive the Needles Highway but then saw the scenic byway on the map and decided to drive this route as we were on the Needles Highway when we went and met up with Matt & Shelly in June. Well, we should of went on the Needles Highway as Highway 44 was okay but nothing like the Needles Highway. Oh well! We really can not complain because we have seen such amazing scenery over the last 10 weeks.
We originally had planned to drive as far as Sioux Falls, SD but arrived there at 3:00PM and so we decided to drive to Jackson, Minnesota before checking into a Earth Home Motel! This is a first as we have never stayed in a earth home before.
We should arrive in Dorchester tomorrow evening - wow, it will be nice to sleep in our own bed but we are not looking forward to going over 10 weeks of mail. Oh well, life is good - we have no complaints and we cannot wait to see our family and friends!