Road Tripping — Day 4

This is day 4 of a road trip I am taking from Portland, OR to Cleveland, OH. Read the full series here. 

Over the hill! 

We are in Wall, SD at the base of Badlands National Park, putting us about halfway to our destination, mile-wise, and even further time-wise.

We’re on a major interstate highway now with Chicago our only real obstacle.

The car is running great. It’s a lot of fun to drive, and we’ve got to experience it in so many different environments — from the lush Pacific Northwest to the foothills of South Dakota.

13645096_790936131206_8732906930534101691_n

13876421_790936081306_7500385829545568597_n 13781698_790936101266_6522786441933635557_n

Broadus, Montana — being Wavingly (sp?) apparently does not preclude hoarding skeletons.

13775570_790979743806_709713289925743837_n

Quonset Huts fascinate me. I love their history, versatility, and weird aesthetic charm.

My Krameresque business plan is to publish a coffee table book about Quonset huts. When that happens, I’ll have to include a chapter on the Quonset fields of Belle Fourche, SD. 

13669121_790969868596_8168838842118609569_n

The Black Hills of South Dakota. Your plot comes with choice of disabled vehicle or rotting shed. 13781674_790969973386_8778650884655353295_n

Mount Rushmore. Unlike the national parks, this was actually designed to be a tourist trap. Waste of a good mountain? Maybe, but with just one exception…

 13876510_790969928476_1374608209058268177_n

… can we keep Washington? He’s the reason I came, to be honest.

 

Subscribe to my mailing list.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: