Saturday, July 31, 2010
South towards Longmont
We started the long drive south to visit Suzanne & family. Primarily it's US Hwy 85 to Interstate 25 in Wyoming. A little ways south of Watford City there was a detour because of road construction. Between waiting for it to be our turn, and the detour, it took an hour and twenty minutes.
We stopped at Grassy Butte, ND for the night. They have a small city park right off Hwy 85. There is a sod building post office. Look at the sign & picture. Not much else in Grassy Butte. There were two guys from Oregon and one from Montana living in the park. They worked the oil rigs in the area. The guys from OR lived in a tent and the Mt guy had a small, older trailer. It gets down to about -40* in the winter. The OR guys were thinking about what they would do come October.
In the morning we continued south stopping at the Belle Fourche Dam & reservoir near Belle Fourche, SD. We're camped on a point of land sticking out into the reservoir. It's just us. Getting hot. Right now, about 2pm, it's 95*. Running the generator and A/C.