A Travel Day
Friday – May 4, 2012
Low Temperature: 47 degrees
High Temperature: 78 degrees
A Travel Day: Returning to our adopted home state of South Dakota
Woke to mostly overcast skies this morning but the weather forecast is calling for clear skies and mild temperatures.
Our destination today is the Broken Arrow Campground in Custer, SD. A distance of approximately 100 miles. We will be traveling north on Hwy 385.
Broken Arrow Campground
Friday – May 4, 2012
The trip north on Hwy 385 was very pleasant, even through a construction zone of about 15 miles. We enjoyed clear skies and very little traffic. Nancy took note of our crossing into the State of South Dakota but there was little change in the scenery until we got closer to Hot Springs.
Even though there was a substantial change in elevation the FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY pulled the grades without issue. (Elevation here at Broken Arrow is 5640' ASL)
Once north of Hot Springs it really started to feel special to be entering the Black Hills. It has been four long years since we have enjoyed such scenery.
My first impressions on passing through Custer is it appeared that the community is faring well. This is a very neat little community with lots of attractive businesses, restaurants and tourist attractions.
The directions to the Broken Arrow Campground were very easy to follow even though the GPS was thoroughly confused.
Pulling into the Campground just after noon we were immediately met by the owner, Jerry. He gave us a quick rundown on the facilities and invited us to take any site we wanted. We also met his wife, Sue.
We chose a nice large end site with a view of the Black Mountains. Jerry showed us the newly refurbished cabins and bunkhouse and told us about some of his other projects that are in the works. Check out their web page: www.brokenarrowhorsecamp.com/
Today's trip turned out to be 130 miles in distance, which we covered in 2.5 hrs. It was a very pleasant ride.
We have camp all set up on site # 21. We have a great Verizon Cell signal but only a couple of Air TV stations. I will be setting up the Sat. TV Antenna soon. All the hookups work fine. Good water pressure with great tasting water, 50 amp electrical hookup and a neat sewer connection.
We've already been in touch with our friends Bob & Beth and sent them information of the cabins, etc. We hope to have them visit sometime next month. We will be here for at least a month and look forward to our stay. Certainly the owners, Jerry & Sue have made us feel very much at home.
Life is good.