For today’s trek we drove the west side of the San Juan Skyway, one of the top ten scenic drives in the United States so I’m told. And I see no reason to dispute that claim.
And on the seventh day, he rested. We’re so close to Utah right here in Grand Junction, CO I can’t not paraphrase the bible, no matter how much of an atheist I may be. But yeah, the seventh day was just a day of travel and rest for the most part.
This was the beginning of the true vacation, the part all the first five days were building up to. We were finally in Colorado and at a starting elevation of ~4,700 ft / 1,432 m, meaning I was already the highest I’d even been on land, but this was about to get nearly tripled.
Day 5 was supposed to be a visit to Devil’s Tower and a scenic drive through the National Grasslands in Wyoming. Two things didn’t quite work out in our favour however but I’ll get to those in order.
Today was a long drive to Wall Drug in Wall, SD. Sure we were in Rapid City and it’s not that far from Wall, but we went through the Badlands National Park.
Day 3 we finished driving through Minnesota and hit South Dakota. I suspect many would have called this drive boring due to the landscape but I thought differently.
I would have started with Day 1 but unfortunately I didn’t have time to post anything. Today is the real start of the trip anyway, though I’m already 1,500 km from home by the end of it.
Rode down to Niagara Falls last Tuesday to take a look around. I’ve been there a number of times in the past as it’s not all that far from where I live. In fact, I used to ride my bicycle there from a town down the river called “Niagara on the Lake”, another tourist trap but a very pretty little town none the less. Was a very different experience on the motorcycle, things that seemed so far before were too close.