Today we said goodbye to
and hello to Montana . North Dakota has ridden 798 miles in Cal . Montana
|Oil Storage Tanks with Wind Generators in the Background|
Tonight, our only night in
is in Hettinger – along Hwy 12. Hwy 12 again follows another BNSF rail line. North Dakota rode 85 miles today. As I wrote before, yesterday the wind was out of the east and would have been in Cal ’s face had he ridden yesterday. Last night a storm passed through (). Within minutes after it began to rain, the wind shifted so it was coming out of the west. This morning was clear, sunny and a lovely temperature. Cal
Hwy 12 is on the very south end of the N Dakota Badlands. We did see some unique formations.
|Southern Edge of the North Dakota Badlands|
|Mushroom Formations in the North Dakota Badlands|
Other than these North Dakota Badland formations, when it is not wheat fields, it was grazing for cattle.
The last few days I have been able to dispose of magazines, after I have read them! The little towns hardly have a convenience shop, much less anything else to do. I have been driving ahead of
approximately 10 miles, stopping, and reading until he catches up. By coming south in Cal we have avoided the mosquitoes and the gnats. It is so nice to be able to open the windows while I am waiting for Montana , something I could not do farther to the north. Cal
Storms are predicted for tonight, with wind out of the east, but by morning the wind is to be out of the west again. Bikers are very aware of the wind direction and are always looking which way the flag is blowing.
|Once Used Elevator along the BNSF Rail Line|