For our first day driving down to St. Louis, we left Saskatoon at 5:00 am. We crossed the border at Fortuna, North Dakota and there was only 1 other car there at the time, so no need for Nexus passes there. We stopped for lunch in Williston where it is practically California Gold Rush with all the oil, and there were tons of new "homes" sprawling out in every direction. We talked to a few guys in town who said some of the workers are "hot bunking", where they share a bed with another person who has an opposite 12 hour shift, so while 1 guy is working, the other is sleeping in the bed. The town looked as though it was bursting at the seams with how many people were there. Finally, we checked into our hotel in Hill City, South Dakota 15 hours later and we finished off the night with a visit to Mount Rushmore.
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