Alpen Rose RV Park, Durango, CO. H 84 L 55
Judy and I found ourselves with a 10 days off period so we took a little (800 miles) trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is very rare that workampers have that many days off in a row so we took advantage of it in a big way. I had last visited the area 10 years ago when I rode my Harley from GA to the Black Hills. Now that was road trip.
We also were able to meet up with George and Laurie, fellow bloggers and RVers. They were workamping at a campground in Custer, SD. We last saw them in FL a few years ago. Judy and I also caught up with former fulltime workampers Phil and Rudee. After working a few seasons at the “Crazy Horse Memorial” they took year round positions at the memorial. Phil put us in contact with Steve and Joan who were working at the visitor center the day we visited the memorial. I have been following their blog for a couple of years. Once we arrived at the memorial, Joan and Steve went to great lengths to make our visit to the memorial very special. Judy and I hope we have the opportunity to repay their kindness “down the road”.
We stayed in Hill City during our time in the Black Hills. It was a great base for visiting the sights in the area. Judy and I were able to get to most of the “must see” attractions during our stay. Below is a few pics of our trip. It is almost impossible to fully capture the beauty and splendor in photos. I recommend a trip to the Black Hills be on RVers “must See” list.
Deadwood, SD - Click here to read the history of Deadwood
Wild Bill (L) Calamity Jane (R)
Wall Drug Store – I first visited Wall Drug ten years ago on my Harley road trip to Billings, Montana. Wall’s has been a favorite tourist stop for many years.
Badlands National Park - Click here to learn more
The next installment will include; Custer SP wildlife loop, Crazy Horse Memorial, Needles Scenic byway and The Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway.
That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.