Barbara says we have to stop dilly-dallying around and head west toward Mount Rushmore.
The direct route from here to there is Interstate 90. We generally travel 4-5 hours between campgrounds. That takes us about 180 to 200 miles, with a stop for lunch. Although I am quite comfortable driving the Sphinx, as you can imagine it is a tiny bit stressful. Since we are in farm country, campgrounds are spread out. So, it would be going much longer than 200 miles, or shorter.
Our first stop is Welcome, Minnesota, population 689.
There is absolutely nothing to do in Welcome. Since the town was established in 1890 and there are only 689 people living here, that tells the story.
We saw smoke a short distance from our camp, so we went to investigate. It was a fully involved barn fire. That was today’s excitement.
We were welcomed everywhere.
There are miles and miles of corn fields.
Barbara tried talking to the local people, but they were not very responsive.
Wabasha, Minnesota to Welcome, Minnesota 169.5 miles
3 hours 20 minutes