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Saturday, August 10, 2002

Further adventures from the road:

We left Yellowstone after touring the Mammoth Hot Springs and headed east on Hwy. 212 over Bear Tooth Pass. I've never been up that high before. We drove up and up, past the Top of the World, further up to 10,989 feet. Kevin headed out to the top of a hill and broke 11,000 feet. Amazing.

Heading down the hill, we stopped at Bogarts for lunch. After looking at the menu, we asked the waitress if the owners were from California or something. In fact, they were. We enjoyed our chicken pesto pizza on a whole wheat crust with chips and salsa for an appetizer. And they had a really great Ms. PacMan game in incredible condition.

We noticed a lot of motorcycles, but didn't really realize what was going on until we tried to get a motel room in Gilette. Turns out, every hotel room between there and Rapid City, South Dakota was sold out for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Luckily, Sarah at the Wingate Inn was extremely helpful and she found us a room down near Mt. Rushmore in Keystone. Sure, it was a 2 hour drive, but it was better than sleeping in a car.

More later....

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