Let’s finish this! The last 700 miles were the simplest, unfortunately heavy rains dampened any out of car activities. Long straight roads give way to curving mountain freeways… and big thunderstorms. But big storms also have unexpected joys.
Rolling through Sturgis, South Dakota to find a geocache so I can close in a hole in my geocaching map. Found a fun and cool dual-purpose cache. It was extremely fun after some very flat, straight roads. Have you found something like this before?
From Helena to the North Dakota border, sounds easy enough, but Montana is a big state! And that’s a 500 mile drive in itself. But from getting to see The Bullwhacker statue in Helena to a great find in the Electric Block to finally arriving in North Dakota! Woohoo! And a super cool old brick substation out in the middle of nowhere.
Shrinky Dink ‘coins’, meeting others in the geocaching community and enjoying this beautiful country.
A flying start in eastern Washington, the rain couldn’t slow me down! Well, not much, just 1800 miles to go … Shrinky Dink ‘coins’, meeting others in the geocaching community and enjoying this beautiful country.
The 2019 Dakota Dash is going to be a weekend road trip so I can finally fill in the hole at the top of my map.
The journey has been long but oh so satisfying. After finally getting to the Dakotas and cinching the two state souvenirs, and that was pretty sweet, now it’s just long miles on the freeway and enjoy some casual geocaching till later in the night. A thousand miles down on this nearly 1800 mile road trip.
It is so satisfying to finally make it to my first destination, I hope you enjoy this find.
Caught a break as the rains stopped, but of course I drove right back into it! Dampened but not down, except for the hill I slid down and got rather muddy. Now for Idaho, a quick stop in Coeur d’Alene at the ‘Convoluted Tree’ and then a dash across the short 80 miles of the panhandle.
Shrinky Dinks? Why, yes. Customizable and a lot of fun!