Tuesday, August 20, 2013
On the Road Again
Once I got past Sioux City, things get pretty sparse on I-29. Found a place for breakfast south of Sioux Falls. Past Sioux Falls, it was even more desolate.
On top of that, around Sioux Falls I encountered FOG! At one rest area, I asked a maintenance person there - any idea how far the fod goes. She said, "while T did not know about today's fog, if if develops, its usually from Sioux Falls to Watertown". Sure as hell, as I passed Watertown, the fog was lifting.
While it was foggy, the temperature was in the upper 60s. As the sky cleared, the temperature raised. Once I was past Fargo and heading West on I-94, the thermometer on the car headed to the upper 90s! Eventually it hit the 101 mark (see photo). Thankfully, there was a good breeze and it was dry (not the humidity back home).
All the way from Sioux City, Iowa to Fargo, ND and to Bismarck, ND - I was surprised of the few services along the interstate. Most interchanges were "no services". Twice, I crossed the "Continental Divide" (at that's what signs said). The second time I caught the altitude - 1490 feet! Had no idea the divide was in the area.
Did a little shopping in Bismarck. Had 2 pints of Fat Tire and a pizza in the lounge at the hotel.