I awoke with a slight headache from the previous night's libations. Denise claimed she felt OK but did not want coffee which is usually a sign that things are less than perfect. We knew we had a long day's drive but were a little slow in getting going. Then to add insult to injury, I uploaded the first of the web updates and it took nearly an hour so we didn't hit the road until 10:30 am. Apparently things were out of sync because more than just the updates were sent. Hopefully, subsequent updates will be much quicker.
A word of advice: If you come to Wyoming, bring your own maps and do not rely on roadway signs. The signs might get you started in the right direction but do not continue to your entire destination. We took the long way around getting to Hill City because we (wrongfully) assumed that a destination as popular as Mount Rushmore would have signs marking the way. At one point, the only way we found one highway we needed was because Denise happened to see a road marker on top of an over crossing as we traveled underneath it on a different highway. The exit only said "Exit 140", no mention of US-18 North for which we were looking. I turned around using a median strip reserved for emergency vehicles a few miles down the road. I don't know how long I would have needed to continue to find the next exit. Now get this, coming from the other direction US -18 was well marked.
The next error was that there was no mention of taking US-16 to Custer, SD which is just 11 miles south of Hill City. No, instead we continued on US-85 North all the way to Deadwood, SD which was 41 miles north of Hill City. So needless to say, we were both very frustrated when we finally arrived at Rafter J Bar RV Park after 9 1/2 hours in the truck.
P.S. No pictures today.
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