Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Road Back to Johnston

Friday morning we loaded up the bike and checked out of the luxurious Motel 6. I was ready to leave but yet I wasn't. I knew in the weeks to follow I would end up going through Sturgis withdrawal and it wouldn't be fun. We saddled up on ZP and made our way to I-29. East Bound and Down...yes down that I was leaving Sturgis. Dan was determined to make it home on Friday. We rode and rode and stopped and rode some more. We ended up just outside Sioux City, IA in a little town called Sloan and decided we just couldn't take it anymore. We were tired from the South Dakota wind, sunburned, and our asses were sore so we decided to stay at a nice little motel in Sloan called the Winnivegas Motel.(there is a casino down the road at an Indian Reservation called Winnivegas) I'm glad we stopped. The good nights sleep did us good and we were able to make it home in pretty good time on Saturday. It was good to be home...to be able to sleep in a familiar bed but I still had that pang of sadness that another Sturgis was behind me. I'm still having withdrawal even as I post this. Below are some final pictures of the trip. They are all from the Friday that we left.









Dreaming of Sturgis 70!

7 comments:

Spooky Lil Girl said...

I29 can be a brutal ride with those winds.
Sturgis withdrawal, back to the real world. I can relate.

B.B. said...

I've loved following your Sturgis posts, thanks so much for sharing the trip with us!
I'm determined to see you for #70!

Lady Ridesalot said...

I enjoyed the ride! I was able to enjoy the Sturgis adventure through you and it was a blast.

Until next year... keep your knees in the breeze!

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Glad you were able to pull off another safe and successful Sturgis trip. Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Baron's Life said...

I have read all your Sturgis reports and have enjoyed them very much, in fact so much so, I'm saving to be there at # 70
Thanks for sharing with us.
Sturgis withdrawal can be a very tough thing...you've been spoiled there.

Margo said...

Where did my sister go....she's melting, melting away....;-)

mq01 said...

:( sturgis withdrawls...
but now, there is, the big 70!!! :)
WOOHOO!!!!!!!! BRING IT!!!!!!!!!
great post and pics stephanie!!!