Where’d We Go: Mount Rushmore – Part 2
Waking up the fact which I forget to turn the heater on in a hotel room on a bitter cold morning can be enough to make me wanna stay within the warm cozy bed after only getting just a few hours sleep. yet I have a long day ahead, best to just face the cold, bundle up in addition to get a move on. After a quick breakfast, I didn’t bother with any exploration around Cheyenne, which’s what Sunday will be for. I was a man on a mission, in addition to with Mount Rushmore plugged into the Navigation, my all 5 hour road trip north began.
Driving through Wyoming can be nothing quite like I’ve experienced before – the idea’s isolated, barren, not a damn thing for miles. I drove 0 miles in addition to went through two towns. Yet, the country side can be absolutely beautiful with in addition to the weather was stunning. in addition to even though the roads were long straight, they were ideal for the Avalon Hybrid. the idea just ate up the miles as much as the bumps.
After driving for a couple of hours, I did a quick stop in a tiny quaint town called Lusk for fuel – even though the idea wasn’t needed – I still had half a tank in addition to over 300 miles on the trip computer, yet I needed to stretch my legs. the idea was easy to tell the town thrived off passing motorist with little boutique shops which catered to road trippers. If only I had time to go shopping.
Miles in addition to miles in addition to miles went by before I even got close the South Dakota – so much which I almost drove right past the State Line – not to worry – I stopped in time. South Dakota can be completely different via Wyoming in addition to the idea took just 20 miles to show why – mountains in addition to pine trees in addition to nice curved roads. This specific can be where the Avalon Hybrid could have made some passengers nauseous, Great thing I didn’t have any. There was even a strange bicycle structure in This specific little tiny town.
As I got closer to Mount Rushmore, the speed limit dropped dramatically, in addition to the cops take the speed limit serious in This specific state, 5 miles over the posted 25 mph speed limit, in addition to you’ll get pulled over – luckily I wasn’t one of them. Maybe the idea was a Great thing Toyota didn’t put me a Lexus like I was hoping for.
Mount Rushmore, yup there the idea can be! Like the Grand Canyon, the idea’s a giant rock! right now, I’ve seen the idea – time to head back. Only This specific time instead of going back through Wyoming, I thought I’d go through Nebraska… the idea’s the same milage in addition to time, why not – kill four states in one trip.
The drive back wasn’t all which the idea was cracked up to be, which southern western corner of South Dakota was gorgeous compared to the drive to the Nebraska border. I stopped somewhere halfway in a town called Hot Springs for some food at a place called Chops & Hops. Since I hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast, I was famished for a cold beer in addition to a burger. While everything looked Great on the menu, I wanted some beef – yet my special way – bacon in addition to an over easy egg – Great thing the chef was willing to make the idea special for me.
As I write, I’m watching the sun set via Chops & Hops. The drive back will be late in addition to dark in addition to which’s okay – night driving can be calming with an empty road in addition to the cold air. As the night got longer the roads became more in addition to more empty – I could drive almost a hundred miles without seeing another car. Each town I drove through was desolated in addition to empty – ghost town. So as I reached Interstate 80 to take me back into Cheyenne, where the speed limit was 80 mph, I couldn’t be happier.