After a terrifying night with thunder, lightening and pouring rain, we left Rapid City to head for Central South Dakota. A new day, a new time zone. As you can see below, I don’t like riding in Madi when she’s moving even if mom gives me motion sickness tablets. Mom thought it was funny to take this picture of me on our trip over here. At least someone was smiling.
After a short visit to Pierre (the capital of South Dakota with a whopping 14,000 people) we headed to our home for the next few days. The campsite is out on the Missouri River (above the Oahe dam) and is far away from anyone. It’s fantastic as we have lots of room to roam and our own access to the river, which is needed when it’s 90 degrees with 90% humidity. I think we are going to love it here!
We’ve only been here a couple of hours, but I’ve already been swimming!
I’ll be sure to update you on our next adventures – The Badlands, Corn Palace & Souix Falls. Until then I’m going to go jump in the river and cool off!
With Billings behinds us (finally), we boarded Madi (the new RV) and headed for South Dakota. What a nice ride she is, there was no overheating and no chugging up the hills; just a smooth ride through Eastern Montana. Our first stop in SD was Spearfish which was about 30 miles from our campground. It was midnight and we were all tired so we stopped for the night…you guessed it, at WALMART! We got up early the next day and headed to our home for the next 2 weeks – Mystic Hills campground just north of Deadwood. I love this campground – they let us dogs roam free, and even better they put us away from everyone so we can stay outside without anyone bothering us.
I encountered more of those noisy cows on our walk… this time I stared them down until they ran away. Silly cows.
Mom and Dad spent some time in Sturgis, which was about 30 miles from our campground. They saw LOTS of motorcycles…I mean A LOT! Mom got a new biker name… Vanilla Beyotch.
The parents also took a couple of other day trips without Lucy and I; Mt. Rushmore and Devils Tower. Again, thanks a lot for leaving us “kids” at home. At least Madi is big and comfortable and air conditioned!
We are wrapping our time up here at Mystic Hills and moving on to The Badlands and eastern South Dakota before heading to Iowa (yeah, I said Iowa alright – family reunion time). It has been great here and definitely on the short list of places we’d like to end up, granted we haven’t been here in the winter….brrr snow. We hope our time in Eastern SD is just as great as the Western part. Can’t wait to see what’s next.