Most of the past two days have been pretty uneventful. We covered about 900 miles, much of it through South Dakota; which I can tell you is about 415 miles from edge to edge.  (See what sort of statistic a person starts to notice when riding in a car for hours on end?)

Based on our observations, there is an extraordinary amount of road work being done. We have taken four major road trips in the past three years and not experienced as much construction as we did over the past couple of days.

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Bug-splattered front grill of Element. Windshield fluid will also need refilling. Even Gus had bug issues. He was swarmed by grasshoppers during his afternoon constitutional. He chose to stay by the roadside instead of scouting for a suitable shrub.
Lovely Minnesota
Lovely Minnesota