Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The Black Hills, SD
We arrived at our park, south of Rapid City, SD with a refrigerator not working and a leak in a grey water fitting (which I cannot get at) in a 90 degree heat. After contacting the RV dealerships in the area I was given the name of a mobile rv mechanic who could come out but not till tomorrow late. Over the phone he was able to walk me thru some checks and we were able to get it working. So we didn't loose any food. Next day he came out and together we fixed everything. My great extended service contract (or so I thought) didn't cover any thing.
We toured the Southern end of the Black Hills from this location. Custer State Park is a great place and first on the list of places to come back to again. Even great enough to spend a few months and do some workcamping. We drove the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway which takes you through Pig Tail Bridges and tunnels that if you look closely, frame Mt Rushmoore.
We met up w/ Jana and Mike (SKP members) in Rapid City. It was nice visiting w/ like minded people as always. It was too hot in the city and we ended up going home a little early. Hopefully they will be able to come visit with us later in the week.
Made a couple of cg moves around the Black Hills and ended up in Spearfish City Park. Really enjoyed this park. It is on the creek, walking distance to Spearfish, next to a historic fish hatchery, met nice people, wow what a park. Also more trips into the Black Hills. What a great place w/ many things to do.