$6: Buffalo Gap Campground, Sentinel Butte, North Dakota
Today started out like the last two: waiting. This was my view for much of the morning.
But then my drone arrived, I continued on my way West, and things got better. Much better. Especially when I came upon Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
I had hoped to get a few more miles in today, but this was too tempting to pass up. Judging by how empty the rest stop was, I went to the national park gate, thinking at 4pm I could waltz into a walk-up camp-site.
Wrong. So wrong. All full. So, I made a U-turn.
But the next exit West had Buffalo Gap Campground (part of the USDA Forrest Service – who knew?)
I dunno – was this camp-site worth $6?
I know I’m in the wrong state, but I half-expected to see Carrie Ingalls stumble down the grassy hill.
And since I now had my drone. And I confirmed that it was legal to fly in a USDA National Forrest. And there was no one around to bother. I made one flight. Just one.
As I was landing, a car pulled into the camp spot across the road, and I decided to let them enjoy this unspoiled grassland without the sound (albeit whisper quiet) of my drone. Of course, as I’m writing this, someone just started a loud generator…
Tomorrow, it’s on to Canada via Sweet Grass, Montana. I better eat my grapefruit, bacon, eggs, and open cheeses. I guess I’ll have breakfast for dinner tonight. No more vodka in the freezer. Two cans of bear spray to declare. Does a half can SPAM count as meat?