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Aug 13, 2019 - Mickelson Trail

After the last post I made about the hail storm, the next morning we looked at the damage. Our new truck is covered with dents from golf ball size hail. The winshield is cracked, and the camper has some damaage. We left Billings we drove on to the Black Hills in South Dakota, Rochford. We stopped at a trail head for the Mickelson Trail. When we got up in the morning it was 41 degrees. by 9 am it was mid 60's. We rode 32 miles on the trail, beautiful mountain views, 3 tunnels and numerous trestles. Leaving there we journeyed on to Wall, SD....

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Jun 6, 2018 - Deadwood

Am adding a couple of pics from our trip to Mt. Rushmore. The walkway leading up to the viewing terrace was lined with flags from every state. It was pretty breezy that day, but I snapped a pic of the Lone Star State and Sweet Home Alabama flags. Adding the pic of the flag walkway. On our last day in South Dakota, we headed to the city of Deadwood, where many famous gunslingers lived, where Wild Bill Hickok was shot while playing cards. We watched a reenactment of the shooting in a saloon. We saw another reenactment of a shooting in the...

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Jun 4, 2018 - Black Hills, Spearfish Canyon, Deadwood

We moved a couple days ago over to the Deadwood area. The Black Hills never get boring. Around every turn of the road there is new scenery that is truly amazing. On our first day here, we rode the scooter through Spearfish Canyon. From the campground, we traveled through Lead, and old gold mining town, then to Cheyenne Crossings for lunch. A great old place at the head of Spearfish Canyon. Spearfish is the most famous canyon in the Black Hills, and probably the most well traveled. It is one of those "must see" opportunities. It is 25 miles...

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Jul 25, 2017 - Seeing Deadwood attractions

Up early once again, but the weather here is nice and cool, what a relief. Went into town to see the sites and shop as our trusted guide, Dave, had to work at FishNFry Campground. There are 23 houses of gambling in Deadwood with a town of just over 1200. We took in a few shops, all tourist traps and walked around then headed back to the 5'er. Dave and Doris took us to the Ft. Hayes Cowboy Dinner Show in Rapid City, however, on the way we stopped at a Norwegian church which was all built by hand using only pegs and a wood shingled roof. Very...

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Jul 24, 2017 - Deadwood, SD

After staying in Mitchell we headed West toward Deadwood. We stopped in Chamberlain, SD at the St. Joseph's Indian School Museum. An outstanding museum depicting the life of the American Indian and what the American Indian endured from the white man. We all should be ashamed of our ancestors for their greed and hatred toward the American Indian. We then continued onto Murdo, SD to the Pioneer Car museum. It was a very hot day once again and we saw Tom Mix's convertible, the small three wheel "car" The Pickers bought for Danielle, which...

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Jun 15, 2017 - June 14, Deadwood, SD

There is so very much to write about every day and yesterday I was just too tired to post. It was a relatively short drive day for us and an opportunity for me to color in South Dakota on my map. Our destination was Deadwood, S.D. While it was tempting to spend another hour or two in the car and see Mt. Rushmore, it was more tempting to be out of the car and walking in Old Town Deadwood. We logged more miles walking today than any day since leaving Fl., thanks in part to several trips to a nearby casino. I've been delighted with doing this...

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Road Trip 2017

May 26, 2017 - Sturgis to Deadwood

Easy day today. We started to leave the campground and another camper from Montana stopped us to ask about our camper. So we stopped and had a nice chat with him and his wife, and showed them the camper. Then on we went to see Deadwood. The historic Main Street is very nice. We stopped at the visitor center, and then walked up and down Mainstreet looking at the Casinos and shops. Deadwood is where Wild Bill Hickock was killed and the saloon where he was killed is still there. Calamity Jane is buried next to him in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. There...

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May 25, 2017 - Fish 'N Fry Campground

Fish 'N Fry is one of our favorite RV parks. Located about 8 miles South of Deadwood, South Dakota, the drive into town is always a moving picture postcard. I was here back in 2010 on my 3,000 mile trip with our cocker spaniel "Nuggie". At the time, Hazel was helping take care of her parents, both in their 90's and couldn't get out of town. But, Nuggie and I were ready to hit the road, and we did, taking in the Black Hills, including a few days here at FNF, Yellowstone Park, and down into Colorado. When we made our reservation here, I went...

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May 25, 2017 - Deadwood

We set off for the town of deadwood this morning. Deadwood was the town featured in the tv series of the same name, And was also where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane were buried. A lot of the town is now owned by Kevin Costner, and we had a tour in one of His tour buses driven by a guy called Deadwood Dave. He was a right Character !

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Jan 30, 2017 - South Dakota

We were on the road early and after a side trip to close to where "wounded knee" was we headed to Mt Rushmore. The roads were good, most of it a little boring but it got interesting in the Black Hills. We felt a little lonely at the mt because we were the only ones at the exhibit hall and museum. There were a few people outside but it was so windy that even though it was 55 it felt very cold. There were diffinitely more employees then tourists. We got to Deadwood and the first hotel we tried was the Hampton Inn. Very nice room for $43 so we...

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Brenner 2017

Jul 11, 2016 - Day 8/Day 9

Day 8 This was a drive day and a long one at that. We left Grand Teton at 9 am and finally made it to Deadwood, SD at around 7:30 pm. We made one short stop at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Centre in Casper, Wyoming and the boys had a little history lesson about the Pony Express and the Oregon Trail. In the Centre they had an opportunity to sit in the back of a chuck wagon simulator to see what it felt like crossing a river in a chuckwagon. Day 9 This was our down day, time to do laundry and just relax. We did however take a...

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Aug 6, 2015 - Spa Day and Town of Deadwood

After 3 days of hard riding, the Hogettes were ready for some pampering. I had made reservations for the 6 girls at Mystique Edge Spa in Rapid City for today. The girls piled into Polly the Pilot and drove into town, leaving at 8am. Our reservations were at 9am, and we were treated to Mimosas and fresh fruit upon arrival. We had a variety of massages, facials, eye treatments, eyebrow shaping and mani/pedis. All rested and refreshed, we headed over to Murphy's Pub and Grill to meet the guys at high noon for lunch. (The guys did boring stuff...

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