Thoughts on our travels

I was looking over what has been written about our travels and thought I would expand on it some more. We left Denver, PA on July 7th and headed West.  We are traveling about 200-300 miles per trip and staying from 3-7 days per location.

Most of our stays are at private club campgrounds (Thousand Trails).  However, once we hit the mid west everything changes as Thousand Trails does not have any campgrounds west of Mississippi until you get to the West Coast area.

Our stays have all been great (other than the breakdown).  We have seen a lot of the country side, taken day trips around each campground and tried different things.

Highlights so far have to be the County Fair in IL, Air Force Museum in OH and a toss up between Vinegar Pie and Sweet Cream Pie in IN.  Mall of America in MN was ok and a definite bucket list to visit once.

South Dakota is a huge state to travel across.  We stayed in Sioux Falls area for 3 days.  KOA in Sioux Falls is a very nice campground.  Open sky to the South for satellite, great crew greeting and escort to your site.  Site was level and we have full hook ups with 50 Amp service.  Walked around and meet several nice people and talked for hours.  Again staff was very friendly.  If money were not a concern, I could easily stay at KOA for extended periods of time.

We arrived at Harts Ranch in Rapid City today around 3 PM (Mountain time).  This is a great campground.  Large as well with over 400 campsites.  No pull troughs.  We have 50 amp full hook ups but did have to pay a utility fee along with our RPI fee.  But $15 per night with full hook-up and 50 amps was well worth it.  Lots of activities every day for when we are traveling around the area.  Bible study, aquatic exercise, Bingo, Poker night and more.  However, I am not sure what kind of free time we will have.  This area is full of things to do.  We want to visit Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Bad Lands, Wall Drug Store (again), as well as other attractions.  Blog updates will be every couple of days while we are here.  Make sure you sign up so you will be notified.

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