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Oct 1, 2009 - Jewel Cave, un bijou

Gérard écrit: Bonsoir tout le monde. J’ai eu la job d’écrire le texte du blogue de la journée du 1er octobre. C’est un peu normal, car c’est moi qui a eu l’idée d’aller visiter une caverne un peu spéciale qui se trouve à environ 40 km du mont Rushmore. Cette caverne porte le nom de Jewel Cave en anglais, car elle est tapissée de têtes de clous de calcite de 3 cm environ, ce qui lui donne une apparence de recouvrement de quartz. Les premières découvertes ont été faites vers 1900, mais les découvertes des passages à ce jour ne représentent...

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Sep 30, 2009 - Mnt Rushmore: les statues

Dernière journée de septembre et dernière journée de vie nomade. En effet, nous faisons encore 75 km afin de nous rendre à Hermosa, un petit village en bas de Rapid City (South Dakota), pour nous installer à un camping pour 3 jours. Nous sommes situés entre les parcs nationaux Black Hills et Badlands, endroits que nous voulons explorer au cours des prochains jours. L’arrivée au camping se fait vers 11h AM et les bonnes habitudes étant maintenant prises, nous nous installons rapidement. Nous partons ensuite en Jeep avec lunch et équipement...

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Sep 12, 2009 - Black Hills of South Dakota

We have stopped in Hermosa SD, which is just East of the Black Hills and Custer State Park where Mt. Rushmore is located. Will be here at least three nights seeing the sights and resting before moving on. We were here 2 years ago with the Newmar Fulltimers group and really enjoyed the area. The drive today was through a lot of heavy rain. Not much fun.

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Sep 23, 2008 - Hermosa, SD

We are not going to buy into Hart Ranch at this time. It is a very nice park but we are not ready yet. So we have moved up the road a little bit to a park called Heartland RV (south on Hwy79). It is not a great park but it is a convenient location for all the things we want to do and only $17.50 a night. However, the laundry is a rip off... small washers at 1.50 and 1.50 for 30 min. dry! I'll go in town to a laundromat. On our scale of 1 to 10 this park is a 6. The town of Hermosa is a postage stamp. It is so small it does not even have a...

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Fall 2008

Aug 27, 2008 - Hermosa, SD - Mt Rushmore

Off on Wednesday to the Heartland RV Park in Hermosa, SD It is about a 5.5 hour drive, so we will be leaving fairly early. From SE Montana we headed SE into NW Wyoming headed "east" to enter NW So Dakota going to Rapid City. From Rapid City we turned south to go to Hermosa & the Mt Rushmore area. It's a little hard to find the small town of Hermosa on a map if you don't have an idea where to start looking. The RV park is actually a little south of Hermosa just off the highway. We arrived about 4:00 at the RV park. It is out in the country,...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Hermosa, South Dakota,Not Much Going On..

Saturday morning we got up early and headed back to Wasta to eat breakfast. The Dixie Diner was again our destination. As on our first trip, Dixie was full of chatter and just all around a nice person. I am sure if we are ever back in this area we will stop at Dixie's place. Saturday afternoon we did a little more exploring and kinda looked around for yard sales or second hand shops. I am always on the look-out for Carnival Glass for my best Buddy and I also get a lot of my reading material second handed. We didn't find any, but got to see...

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The Frugal Travelers

Jun 16, 2008 - Hermosa, SD - Heartland RV Park & Campground

(Ron Writing) We had thunderstorms and it seemed like quite a lot of rain during the night. This morning it was still raining until about 9 AM. That’s when we had to get Da Honu ready to roll since our time in the beautiful Hart Ranch campground has come to an end. Elena says she has been spoiled these past three days. Since we didn’t opt to purchase a membership we were only allowed to stay for the three day try-it deal. It’s a great campground but purchasing a membership doesn’t seem to make financial sense for our current situation. We...

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Jun 22, 2007 - The Black Hills from Hermosa, SD

We have settled into the southern SD Black Hills at Hermosa, taking our time seeing the sights at a much slower pace. We went to Mt Rushmore - an interesting accomplishment taking 14 years in the making. I didn't say complete because it wasn't. The 1941 death of the sculptor and the impending war resulting in a halt of federal funds stopped the progress. It had been planned to continue down to waist level. We have been driving the backroads taking in the Black Hills. We took a road billed as the 'wildlife loop' and saw pronghorn antelope,...

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Jun 12, 2007 - Arrived in Hermosa, SD

We have finally made it to Hermosa, SD to participate in the Newmar fulltimers rally. It was about 270 miles drive, of which 230 with a hard wind from the drivers side, 39 miles with a head wind, and 1 mile of nice driving. We also had rain during the last 40 miles. But still it was a beautiful drive across South Dakota. There was a rest stop that had a scenic view of the Missouri river. The view was high up overlooking the river. Very nice. We stopped in Wall, SD to visit the famous Wall Drug Store. It's a tourist trap, but is a "Must See"...

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Jun 8, 2007 - Heading for South Dakota

I am starting a new journal for this "Summer Trip." You might think of it as the next chapter in 2007. Perhaps I need to break each year into the four seasons in the future. Anyway, starting with a fresh slate avoids the clutter that was being made on the trip maps since we seem to be going and coming from Arkansas like a yo-yo on a string. So here we go... June 6: D-Day for our departure as well as the anniversary date of a much more fateful D-Day during WWII (I was about 5 yrs. old.) We departed Cabot for the short trip up to Russellville...

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