|Thu, 24 Jun:Today's drive of 200 miles took us from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Sterling, a small town about 22 miles east of Bismarck. We had planned to spend the nite in the Bismarck WalMart, but the city fathers prohibit overnite camping, so we headed east in search of a more hospitable locale. Sterling got our business, which included a diesel fill, and Bismarck did not. Thwwwiiippppppppppp to Bismarck!
Rather than take the 100 mile detour from the National Park, we took US 85 south to I-94. The road was fine except for a construction project which had traffic down to one lane with alternate flow headed by a pilot vehicle. Three miles of the detour was on nothing but dirt, which was either dust or, where the water trucks were, mud! Carpes Diem and Dinkum are now a uniform color of brown. What a wash job we have ahead of us!
This is an overnite stop as we proceed south to Nebraska. Tomorrow we'll overnite at the Pierre, SD WalMart (if permitted).