Meanwhile, we've met some nice folks here and they took us to the Mor-Ryde manufacturing plant a few miles away for a tour. I was surprised to find out that Mor-Ryde manufactures parts for a wide variety of businesses. They have multiple robotic welders that can do 120 hours of manual welding in 8 hours. We saw CNC laser cutters which were fascinating to watch as they precisely cut different shapes out of huge sheets of metal. The powder coating section was about half a block long. And they make an amazing array of parts. The most interesting to me was a circular piece of what looked like stainless that is used as part of a hip replacement. RV suspensions and hip replacement parts in the same plant. Go figure.
So it looks like we'll be headed out tomorrow to make a beeline for the Badlands. Let's hope...
Our accommodations for a few days.
The start of repairs to the pipes that collapsed.
The Mor-Ryde facility where we are staying.