Thursday, July 5, 2012

Days 248 & 249

Tuesday & Wednesday  07/03, 04/12  Days 248 & 249  121 miles  8,518   Total
After several hot hours of trying to get out of Circle, Mt.  Rob a civil engineer offered me a ride to Miles City.  What a blessing.  Very interesting ride as Rob has a very good understanding of what is going on in our country politically and economically.  Rob drove me all over Miles City to try and find a place to pitch my tent.  Finally ended up at a KOA campground.  They are kind of expensive so I have never stayed at one.  Didn't really have a choice and Rob very generously paid for my first night.  Nice young man and I hope he stays in touch.  Fourth of July was great here.  They had a very good parade and huge pick nick in the park afterwards with music until they did an outstanding fireworks display.  First picture is of a 11 year old little gal who did a outstanding job of singing Amazing Grace.  Second is of a downtown Presbyterian Church.

Day 247

Monday 07/02/12  Day 247 103 miles  8,497  Total
I got up at the same time the sun did and packed everything up and walked about 1 1/2 miles to a freeway on ramp.  After almost four hours, the camp hosts from the campground I was just at came by.  Don & Mary were on their way to Glendive, Mt. to do laundry.  They gave me a ride, which was a real good thing as it was not looking to good where I was at.  After another four hours of trying to get a ride out of Glendive, Colleen and her son Trent offer me a ride to Circle, Mt.  I had no idea where that was, but they said it would get me closer.  They dropped me off at the city park in Circle. After I got there and checked my map, I am farther from my destination of Miles City than I was when I was in Glendive.  Oh well, maybe I am suppose to be in Circle.  I was only there a few minutes when three guys from Connecticut pull in on their bicycles.  They are headed for the west coast.  Had a great time getting to know these guys.  Hope they stay in touch.  First picture is of the moon coming up over a farm in near Circle.  Second is of my three friends from Connecticut  I made the mistake of not writing their names down. They recently graduated from college so I will call them by their majors.  Physics, History, and Physiology.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Days 243 to 246

Thursday to Sunday  06/28 to 07/01/12  Days 243 to 246
Pat dropped me off at Buffalo Gap Campgrounds and I really like it here.  Very quiet and cheap.  Stayed here for four days and get close to 10,000 words done on book 3. No cell reception so I am kind of isolated.  Have to leave Monday as I am out of food and very tried of p&j sandwiches and a mouse chewed a hole in the bottom of my tent and got some of my bread.  Couldn't catch the little rascal.  Pictures are of sunset at camp ground and the camp ground from the top of small hill.

Days 240 to 242

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday  06/25 to 27/12  Days 240 to 242  365 miles 8,394 Total
Monday I did an interview with Tom at Lusk, Wyoming Herald.  After several hot hours got a ride to New Castle were I put my bed roll out under a buggy tree.  Tuesday caught a interesting ride with Jerimie to Belle Forche, SD.  Tried for rest of day to get a ride to no avail.  106 temps. about did me in.  Wednesday got a ride to Belfield, ND from Brian, a traveling salesman.  Tried to sign me up.  Didn't like Belfield and in the late afternoon, Pat and her three grand kids gave me a ride to Buffalo Gap Campground in western ND.  Great lady with three grand kids that give her a pretty tough time.
Heat has been hard on this old bugger.  First picture is of the Painted Hills of North Dakota.  Second is of Pat and her three grand kids, Carson, Morgan, and Marley.