Then it was on to Williston, the hub of the boom. I picked up some essentials at Wally World and found a park to have a picnic. At the adjacent ball field a family of six were playing a rousing game of kickball. I enjoyed seeing a family being a family. Later the father and oldest boy asked about my biking and pretty soon I was filling my water bottles at their house. Thanks, John and Sonya, for your Christlike hospitality. I probably cut the conversation short since I was so intent on reaching the Montana line today. I did sneak a peek at the Montana stars before securely zipping up the tent to keep out the ravenous mosquitoes.
By Tuesday I'll need to decide whether to follow the southerly L&C route or veer north to Glaciar National Park and escape the flooding concern along the Missouri.
Total: approx. 1555