Leaving Pierre, we resumed our journey on US Route 83 is the fifth longest north-south highway in the country, running 1,885 miles from Brownsville, TX on the Mexican border to the Canadian border, just north of West Hope, North Dakota.
While in general a good road to drive, its scenic attractions include fields on hay and corn
occasional herds of grazing Angus cattle and dotted with silos and grain elevators.
During the nearly 200 miles on US-83
there were times when we could drive for miles and see few, if any, other vehicles.
Most of the side roads were even less traveled, and most gravel.
The few towns we passed through were small and their populations reflected the dearth of stores and even schools.
While there were many large grain trucks along the route, we also had to share the road with vehicles common to farm country.
Other sites of interest … as they evoke musings about the people who lived in and used these now decaying buildings.
We began to notice fields ablaze with Canola
And others accented with blue flaxen flowers .
Debbie also spotted a pair of white pelicans,
Several windpower driven water well pumps,
and a patriotically painted wooden pallet
Tonight, while it’s been raining for several hours, it appears we’ve dogged another weather bullet as the projected 60-70 MPH heavy winds have not materialized … thankfully!