Friday 8 October 2021
Longer Travel Day
WHERE ARE WE? East Whitlock State Lake Use Area 45.05107665728073, -100.24783215825066
NEXT DESTINATION? The Badlands SD
We were up and outside drinking our coffee in good time this morning. It was a gorgeous morning and our neighbours were up too. They (Tom and Jane) stopped by to say hi with their dog Cooper and the hi turned into a good old visit. They are from Minnesota and are freshly retired and are travelling to Banff to see the sights. (sorry no picture). So it was 10:30 before we got on the road. We want to get within striking distance of the Badlands tomorrow so did a few extra kms today.
Not much happened on the drive other than we saw an elevator painted with a mural of a boy at a rodeo throwing his hat on the ground. I snapped a quick photo out the window so it isn't that great. I have no idea how anyone could paint this kind of detail, so big!!
We have a lovely spot to spend the night in a wildlife management area. The lake is all around us because we are on a peninsula. We are seeing lots of Sandhill cranes flying over, but none are landing just yet. That will be later in the evening I'm sure.
Temperatures are perfect for a quick nap in the lawn chair so that is where I will be for the next hour or so.
I used to do the view from our window and sort of liked that to end my blogs, so maybe its time to do it again. I will post it whenever the view changes as opposed to every night. Here is the view from our window tonight.
Hope everyone had a great day!