Colorado greets us with some reallllly dark clouds
We seem to be heading right into the storm ahead
Oh yeah.. no going around this storm
As we head up a mountain pass the rain really starts to come down
the road side ditch is really starting to flow
even the road is beginnning to flood
the traffic is at a standstill now on this mountain pass
it's getting scarey now
Well...... we were at a standstill for over 3 hours There was a mud/rock slide that closed the mountain pass. We waited for the tractors to arrive and clear the road
On the road again
we encountered minimal road construction
we are leaving the colorado storms behind
time to head into Wyoming
JT decides to take a break from driving and lay down in the back of the truck
the open road beckons us
after a couple of hours of shut eye along side the road its the final day of travel
we enjoy the scenery of Wyoming
little spots of fog cover the hillsides
just like that we are South Dakota less than 30 mins from our destination
Heres the turn off to go to Stonehouse Saloon
We made it!
Our view from the freeway as we pull into Elkview The advertising is seen from the interstate
Ths signs says it all
It took no time at all to find a campsite
the quicker we get up camp the faster we can get into downtown Sturgis
Time to head out on an adventure
Elkviews newest addition; an outdoor pavillon
Home sweet home for the next 10 days
All the comfort of home
now that the truck is unpacked time to go on an adventure
Ahhh the "motherland" of fun
AT LAST!!! we are in Sturgis checking out the goodies for sale
walking the streets of Sturgis checking out the sites...still quiet before the storm as the rally offically begins in 2 days
so much to see
Morgan found what she has been dreaming of....The tatoo shop on main street
Morgan goes shopping for a tee shirt
She's proud of her shopping find!
We roamed the streets of Sturgis...checkin' out the t-shirts, This one is for JP (Army)
This one is for Grant (Marines)
This clothes model caught someones eye....
JT makes friends with her. Morgan felt she was a little too plastic looking.
Morgan decided to have a full fledge "model-off" right there in the streets of Sturgis!!!
Tanya learned the secret models handshake
It's on....like Donkey Kong
Morgan pulls out all of her moves!
Passerbyers agreed Morgan was in the lead.
time to boogie, so much more to see and do.
JT grabs one last hug as we head off into Sturgis
worth the trip to Sturgis right here! Cindy B's Cafe is outside of Stonehouse Saloon right over the border in Wyoming
TRUE home style cooking
Best BLT on the planet.
JT checks out Morgans burger
Geez is this a small town or what?? Cant decide which is funnier: the details & directions or the pictures of the lost sheep!!!
Mmmmmm deep fried greenbeans
the tower of meat
silence as we devour our lunch
Small town of Aladdin WY pop.15 even has bikers filing in for the rally
great spot for a lunch break
Meanwhile back at the ranch..Err, I mean Elkview the sun is about to set.
I'm going to start at the end of the story first.......A great time was had by all !!! Now onto to the beginning of the story....
round about dinnertime & everyone is starting to filter in...
Parking lot isnt empty for long!
Tables started to fill
Ah our good friends Larry & LeeAnn Bell join us at Elkview for happy Hour
JT starts telling stories of his adventures in Ireland
The stories continue....
time to get down to business
JT does what he loves the most....
Singing and entertaining the crowds
Happy hour is kicking in now...
The singing continues
Sturgis isnt offically open yet and the campground is starting to fill up
JT takes a requests
a prejudice audience is always the best
JT dedicates the next song to the host and hostess with the mostest
Steve & Kathy!!
That's one fun couple!
The group decided the reason he has no shirt left on his back?!?.....Obama !!!!!