Day Seven - Livingston, Montana to Rapid City, South Dakota (527 miles)

We left Livingston headed east on I-90. The wide open range made this portion of the trip enjoyable. As we turned south towards Wyoming we stopped to view The Little Bighorn National Battlefield. This is the spot where Custer had his last stand. The park was quite interesting. There small two lane roads that take you through Custer's and Reno's last movement that led to their demise. This is perfect viewing from the seat of a motorcycle. As we rode toward Wyoming the Bighorn Mountains began to show. We stopped in Sheridan for lunch. We somehow found Buffalo Bill Cody's old tavern and inn, The Sheridan Inn. We continued on I-90 until we exited on St. Rt. 585. This took us into South Dakota. We rode through Lead and Deadwood. These are a couple of neat old towns, but slightly on the touristy side. We rode into Sturgis one week after the big event, and it seemed pretty quiet. After a small jog back on I-90 we got off at Rapid City to find a motel. After we unpacked we went to the lighting of Mt. Rushmore. I had never been there at night. It was certainly a different perspective. The patriotic crowd was definitely into it. We stopped at a brew pub in Rapid City for dinner called the Firehouse Brewery. We dined on Buffalo Burgers. It is worth a stop.


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