FUN-photos: Sturgis Bike Rally Road Trip

August 25, 2018 by · 3 Comments 

78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…

…& the hills are alive…

…with the sound of motorcycles!

…& Harley’s were clearly the “Rulers of the Roads.”

  • We started in Denver seeing our grandson Brayden & his fiance Haley, then on to Boulder to see our niece Cindy, Dave, Sam & April with a stop in Estes Park, CO before arriving in the Black Hills of South Dakota for 6 days.
  • We drove all the Top 10 Scenic Hwys with Needles being the most spectacular & scenic – 14 miles of impressive tall granite peaks & spires, sharp turns & low tunnels.

Highlights included Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Hot Springs Mammoth Site, Historic Deadwood where Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane are buried, & Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming.

FUN-video: Wild West Adventure Movie Trailer

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FUN-photos: Wild West Adventure – Part 2

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  • We cruised…8 Scenic Byways (AKA *Pearl Highways) …for 7 National Parks…3 National Monuments…2 State Parks & 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

And experienced amazing contrasts of color & landscapes…leftover winter’s white snow clinging to jagged gray-black granite mountain tops…hillsides covered with deep green Pines mixed with lime green Aspen leaves…orange sand surrounding deep red-brown rock formations.

  • Our full moon at the end our trip…was another portentous sign…like our full rainbow in Jackson Hole.

FUN-fact – Navajo Sandstone creates Sahara-like deserts.

More FF – Chris says, “You’re always looking for a *pearl.” And winding along those sweet roads is a guarantee you’ll find one!

FUN-photos: Wild West Adventure – Part 1

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  • The whole reason for the trip was Brayden’s graduation from NAU. We are so proud of him!

  • We drove a total of 3675 miles…mostly on two lane highways…from the dry warm desert floor…to the cool snow capped Rocky Mountains…across the plains of Wyoming…to the Elk & San Juan Mountains…& ending back in the dry desert.
  • After leaving Flagstaff we spent 5 days in Torrey, Moab & Vernal, UT before heading to Jackson Hole for our 4 day Grand Teton & Yellowstone Safari.

FUN-fact – Petrified sand dunes…like giant blobs of clay…look as if they belong on the moon.