Saturday, June 6th – Badlands National Park to Gillette, WY [Day 3] (225 miles)

Really not feeling well. I would have liked to explore the park a bit more but it was all I could do to get the trailer packed up and hitched up.

I wanted to stop at a nearby missile silo (that is a national park) and also stop at Wall Drugs in Wall, SD. I just did not feel up to it.

What gave me a bit of energy is that I could start seeing mountains out to the west. I grew up near the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay and took for granted being surrounded by mountains on three sides. Living in Kansas…. I miss seeing mountains. I really got a boost seeing the mountains in the distance.

I finally pulled over in a rest area. Crawled into the trailer’s bed with cold chills. Girls kept fighting and yelling. Not surprising from being couped up in the truck all day.

My plan was to hit a state campground in eastern Montana that would allow me on the next day to make a stop at the Little Big Horn and the Custer Battlefield.

Change of plans….. I got a room at a Best Western in Gillette, WY. Fortunately found a level parking spot. Emily kept fighting with Sarah, making it very hard to sleep.