Today we were singing oh give me a home
Where the buffalo roam
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day
The closest we came to deer and antelope playing was at the Trapper's Kettle, where we ate lunch in Belfield. The salad bar salads were served in skillets and the soup was served in little kettles. Mounted animal heads were everywhere.
This is a view from the Painted Canyon Visitors Center.
We saw our first oil well, and we wondered whether the farmer on the tractor in the upper right of the picture makes more money from the well or from farming.
We are staying at the Amble Inn in Medora. You register at the bookstore.
View of the badlands from downtown Medora.
We ate bison at Theodore's in the Rough Rider Hotel.
Although it was a beautiful day, there were headwinds which made me glad we had decided to ride only 40 miles today. Tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same: bright sun and strong headwinds. We are going to try to take a page from the people we have been meeting on the road--get up early and get some miles in before the winds build up. As our faithful readers will recall, getting on the road before 9 will be a novel experience for us. We will let you know how it goes.