Today we woke up at the KOA…a little hung over from the wine we drank last night. While the campground offers free wi-fi, the only place that had an electric outlet to charge our laptops was the camp bar. So we had several glasses of wine while we worked on the blog. In the morning, after some sad ice coffees, we were on our way out of South Dakota.
Devils Tower was our only stop in Wyoming. The first view of the tower appears from about 30 miles away. It stands out from the landscape and once you spot it, it pulls you closer. You just have to have a close encounter with this great national monument. While we hiked the trail around the tower it was crazy to see the rock climbers working their way to the top. The shape of the tower changes and there are different views as you walk around. It was a challenge not to take photos of every available view. See Randy’s flickr set “101 views of Devils Tower”.
After a lunch of bison burgers and fries, we reluctantly got back in the truck and headed to Montana. It was a long day of driving but the scenery (and the 75 mph speed limit) made it go by pretty quickly. Wyoming and Montana are such beautiful states to drive through!
At last we made it to Bozeman, Montana around 10:30PM and found what seemed to be the last room available anywhere on town… summer in Bozeman is busy! Starving, we searched Main Street for a restaurant that was still serving and figured we’d be stuck with the usual fast food. To our surprise, we found a delicious falafel place. I wish we had more time to explore Bozeman since we drove past a lot of closed stores that looked interesting (including a two-story pawn shop that I will definitely need to go back and check out someday).
Tomorrow we finally get to Glacier!