Today’s journey took us from Rapid City, SD to Sheridan, WY via Devil’s Tower (277 miles). Our trip started out after breakfast around 8:30AM. Again, I got a good night’s rest but woke up at 6AM EST (still haven’t adjusted to the two hour time shift).
It didn’t take us long to cross into Wyoming. It is hard to describe the vast amount of open space (big sky country). Although we were riding our iron horses, it was easy to imagine what it must have been like for those in the old west who saw it for the first time as it was for us. There were times that we didn’t see anyone else on the road. The roads seemed to extend to the horizon as we traveled along the golden like prairies.
While traveling Highway 24, all of a sudden when we reached the top of a hill you could see in the far distance what appeared to be a huge (and I do mean huge) rock standing alone in the middle of prairie lands. Of course this was Devil’s tower. We stopped to take a few pictures then we had lunch at a quaint little western country store. The temperature was about 95 at that time but it wasn’t bad as long as we kept moving. The trip from Devil’s Tower to Sheridan presented more stunning vistas which made the ride time seem shorter than expected.
We arrived at Sheridan around 4:30 and began to plan our trip tomorrow to Yellowstone. Hunger sat in again. The hotel staff recommended a restaurant named Little Italy Kabob House. I did have a second thought about jumping on the bikes again but a man’s gotta eat!
Tomorrow we will be on our way on Chief Joseph Highway and Bear Tooth Pass toward Yellowstone National Park.