Today we left South Dakota and entered Minnesota. The 2 states feel different somehow. South Dakota, though definitely NOT the West like Wyoming, still retained some Western feel. Minnesota clearly feels like the Midwest. The towns in Minnesota look like people live in them, unlike South Dakota where every small town we went through looked like it was struggling to survive. The farms are looking like farms I would recognize with fields surrounding the homestead with farm buildings., the houses look nice, and there are trees. In Wyoming and South Dakota trees are incredibly uncommon, whereas today, they were fairly common.
We left Sioux Falls by riding out of town past the Falls, very nice way to leave the cit, and see the falls one more time. The weather today is crazy, with temps in the 70’s as a high, and winds out of the NNW at 20+ miles an hour. We saw BIRDS struggling to fly into the wind! Not much of a tail wind, more of a crosswind, as we are heading directly East, but it made it difficult at times to stay on your bike when a gust would blow across. Nice terrain, mostly flat with some rolling hills. Tomorrow is a long day, 110 miles with an early load at 6:30AM.