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Jun 13, 2013 - Gettysburg SD - West Whitlock State Campground

Fishing on Lake Oahe was hard, which is not unusual for that lake, but we ended up getting some nice fish and a good variety. Roger got a really nice 21" inch walleye. I was sweating that one because I was afraid he'd gotten a bigger walleye than I did. We each got nice northerns, but his was the biggest - a 29 incher! We also got some nice bass. I'm pictured here with one of mine. The campsite's in this campground were big, but the bug population was unbearable. We all got ticks and more ticks. I quit going outside it was so bad.

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Retired at Last!

Aug 11, 2012 - Rain, Rain, Rain!

We decided to take the freeways from Wall back east and north to our destination for Saturday, West Whitlock State Recreation Area in South Dakota. It rained most of the day. We’re including here some photos of our campsite—it was beautiful, with a view of the Missouri (which, here, is actually Lake Oahe). We stopped outside of Pierre along the way to see the site commemorating the first meeting of the Corps of Discovery with the Teton Sioux, a meeting that did not turn out so well when the Sioux attempted to stop the boats from passing....

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Sep 16, 2009 - Overnight Stop

Here we are in Gettysburg, South Dakota - an overnight stop on the way to the Badlands. On the way here we passed such towns as Herreid S.D.- population 442, and Mound City, S.D. - population 89. This town had a town park, a town pool, a post office and a "beefstro". We are staying at another campsite on farmland but this one has a wonderful view. There is hardly anyone here so we were allowed to "parallel park" - that way we don't have to unhook our car and can just drive away in the morning. We have been enjoying the peace and quiet - no...

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