June 27 – 46 Miles

June 27 – 46 Miles

I headed west on RT 20 out of Chadron, NE, and picked up RT 385 north. It was a 4 lane highway with a wide shoulder, so it made for a relaxing day to travel. I stopped a number of times to take a break, and again a lot of cars waved as they went by.

There was one gentleman that went around me and stopped a couple of times to take pictures. Then he turned around and followed me a while longer and went around and stopped ahead of me to take more videos. I decided to pull over and talk to him. He is in the military, and loves what our mission is about. He is planning on checking out our website and he gave me his card in case I need anything or needed help, that I could to call him. He went on to tell me Hot Springs is the oldest VA and is celebrating their 100th year this year.

I continued trekking up to a KOA outside of Hot Springs and ended up chatting with the owners. I asked which was the best way from here to Mt Rushmore. I decided to head right up RT 385.  I will have a few challenging hills, but I will get to see Crazy Horse and possibly I will see wild buffalo roaming along the roads. It will be interesting to see how they react to Johnabilt’s putt putt sound.

One of the employees picked me up and took me to Hot Springs American Legion and showed me the 100 year old VA. I had a nice time.

They call it the Veterans town. A family in the campsite came by and said we have been following you on Facebook and we passed you in Eastern NE. We were out sightseeing today and came back and saw your rig in the same campsite we are staying. We are so excited. Of course they have been here for a number of days. I count miles by days where most folks count the hours.