Saturday, July 9, 2011

Update from Sturgis

We went on a short tour of Deadwood and Lead South Dakota on Thursday. We had been there before but wanted to see it again. We also drove through Bare Butte State Park but there isn’t much that we found that was interesting other than a couple of scenic pictures and, of course, the buffalo with babies.

We took Friday off and hung around the campground and joined the campground owner for dinner (steak night). While on the subject of the campground, the owner is a very nice gentleman who just purchased the campground in February. We sort of got to know him pretty well because we had a situation with the windshield on our truck. When we got in the truck on Thursday for our day trip the windshield was cracked. It was not cracked when we arrived on Wednesday and the truck was not driven until Thursday. The campground was being mowed on Wednesday afternoon. We reported this to the office/owner and explained what we thought happened. He contacted his insurance company and we will be reimbursed for the repairs. He indicated that he wanted to “make it right”. We could not have asked for this to be handled any more nicely than it was. If anyone is planning to visit the Sturgis area you should consider the Rush No More RV Park as a camping option. We recommend it!!

Today, we went to see Debbie, Duane, Bo and Laska (finally got to meet Bo and Laska). We took Cheyenne and Sadie too since they had not met Sadie. Had a very nice visit at their campsite, watched the dogs at play, managed to keep up with all four of them and then headed to a Mexican restaurant for lunch (very good). Did not make note of the name of the restaurant. Went back to their campsite to pick up our fur babies, after Duane and Debbie kindly invited them to stay in their camper, and then headed for home. We were planning to visit the Historical Fish Hatchery while we were there today but decided to try to get together again before we leave the area and visit it then. Duane and Debbie are great people and just loads of fun to talk to. We have been full timing about the same length of time so we have lots of stories to tell each other and I don’t think they have all been told yet!!

We are planning to stay at the campground tomorrow and do a little cleaning up inside the 5er (much needed) before we head for Custer on Monday.

Stay tuned, there will be lots of pictures when we go back to Custer State Park for our third visit. We love that place!! It is beautiful and has so much to offer.

 Downtown Deadwood

Blooming Cactus

Bare Butte

 Buffalo at Bare Butte State Park

 Our site at Rush No More RV Park

Bo with Sadie


Debbie and Duane

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you all had a great time!! Wish we could have been with you guys and the puppies. Stay safe!