STORIES FROM A RECENT 3-month USA TRIP (shipped bike over from Australia)
Sometimes you just have to make up the miles and get going. This was one of those days.. BUT it still had some surprises in store. So while the ride was a tad boring, the fields of canola, made for a pretty sight along the way.
Stopping at Chamberlain a visit to this magnificent statue was a must and what a beautiful story behind it. The Statue of Dignity, represents the courage, perseverance and wisdom of the Lakota and Dakota culture in South Dakota,” local sculptor, Dale Lamphere said. “My hope is that the sculpture might serve as a symbol of respect and promise for the future. Installed in 2016 this 50 ft piece of art of a Native American woman enveloped in a star quilt overlooking the country’s longest river – The Missouri River . Google for more information. There is so much more to learn. I’m in awe at how clever humans can be to create such masterpieces.
And of course, a stopover to Siprit Lake Iowa to where Indian Motorcycles are assembled, I’m sure that’s no surprise to anyone that this was on my list!.
I also remember just how hot the day was. I found a bottle of wine called Calamity Jane at a fuel stop.. so of course I had to buy it… It was pretty awful tasting stuff.. I kept the bottle for as long as I could but sadly had to throw it away at end as simply no room! A small drawback of motorcycle travel.