Day 8 - May 16
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom...
Leaving Shelby, MT behind, we hit the road and boogied eastward. We put on a LOT of miles today (for us, anyway), but it was kind of a boring day. Hey, you have boring days sometimes too, right? Boring can be good, since one thing it means is no mechanical problems with which to deal.
We stayed on US Route 2 the entire day. It's mostly a two-lane road, with a few four-lane stretches thrown in to break it up. It's marked on our map as a scenic highway and, although it's not as stunningly beautiful as back in the Rockies, it's still very pleasant, wending its way through mile after mile of America's northern plains. This, of course, is mostly farmland. Mostly grains are grown up herewheat for sure, but we were more interested to see where the barley was grown, if you know what we mean.
Tech Corner: Not much to report. Oil consumption is good, fuel consumption is bad, and our consumption is limited pretty much to beer in the evenings.
As with our previous two coast-to-coast Alfa GTV trips, it's impossible not to be impressed by the vastness and beauty of the good ol' USofA. That said, we're staying tonite in Minot, North Dakota (rhymes with "Why not?") where, dammit, you'd think they'd use some of their over-abundant grain to make some decent beer.
This is where
we went today
Beer(s) of the Day
These pieces are on display along the side of Route 2 just outside of Wolf Point, Montana. The "sculptor" had a sign there and was offering them for sale. Sure wish we had more room in the Alfa.
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