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Taking the Long Way Home: Day Two—Lemmon to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Now it almost the end of the trail for this trip. Well, except for getting into Sioux Falls and then a thousand or so to Albuquerque.  440 miles today. Dropped Vivian at her house, had coffee, came to my hotel so I can get an early start tomorrow. About 10 hours to Val’s in Fort Collins. A little discouraged by so many miles yet to go…however a great trip…really…in spite of the photos below.

Wish I could have written more along the way but I have had companions for the whole time. Tonight is my first night alone since May 18th. For me this is quite major since I am at heart a hermit. But since I had perfect travel partners, first the 22-year-old and then the 81-year-old, I am a happy camper so to speak.

 Here’s my travel visual for the day—heading from Sioux Falls to Albuquerque—beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder!  

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Taking the Long Way Home: Day One—Rockies to the Great Plains

HAMILTON/VICTOR, MONTANA TO LEMMON, SOUTH DAKOTA  706 MILES

My OTHER favorite town...Victor, Montana...goodbye Victor...I really am sad to leave.

My OTHER favorite town…Victor, Montana…goodbye Victor…I really am sad to leave.

At or near the headwaters of my favorite river, the Missouri. I find it everywhere when I road trip.

At or near the headwaters of my favorite river, the Missouri. I find it everywhere when I road trip.

Now into the Great Plains of Eastern Montana.

Now into the Great Plains of Eastern Montana.

A Lonely Ghost Town.

A Lonely Ghost Town.

Out there on the Plains without its mate...a ragged salute to the old west.

Out there on the Plains without its mate…a ragged salute to the old west.

Must be reaching North Dakota!

Must be reaching North Dakota!

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