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Jul 28, 2012 - Day 22 to Day 24 Spearfish City Camp Ground

We had planned on staying a couple of days in Spearfish but due to the bike we stayed four nights in one of our favorite campsites. We walked a lot of the trails that followed the stream that supplies the fish hatchery, some gorgeous sights to see and the stream supplied music to the ears. On one of the walks looking for a deer with twins, we met the attendant at the power plant, who gave us a tour and supplied the history of how Spearfish came into acquiring the plant. Very interesting and a man that loved his job with a passion. The stay...

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Jul 23, 2012 - Day 21 Mitchell SD to Spearfish SD

Pretty much the same scenery as we headed west through South Dakota. Loads and loads of land as far as the eyes can see with either corn, hay, cows or just wide open spaces. Temperature is still hot but only have 300ish miles to the Spearfish City Campground where we normally stay for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Decided to have fluids changed at Rapid City Harley Davidson but even this far out from the rally the dealership was slammed and unable to get to me at the moment so decided to head on to the campground. Pulling out of the parking...

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Jul 19, 2012 - Spearfish

Journée de route pendant laquelle on franchit les dernières montagnes du Wyoming et de notre voyage, malheureusement. Le Wyoming est un des états le moins densément peuplé ce qui donne droit à de superbes paysages et à une agriculture très variée. Évidemment, le boeuf est omni-présent. En descendant dans les prairies le mercure ne cesse de monter pour atteindre 38C et il semble que ça fait plus d'un mois que ça dure. Le manque d'eau oblige des producteurs de boeuf à vendre une partie de leur troupeau sinon la totalité. On finit notre...

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Jul 8, 2012 - A lotta firsts today

Well well well. Aunt Mich woke me up at around 8 this morning, and it was absolutely freezing so I quickly got ready and went upstairs, where we had a very nice breakfast of eggs and sausage, toast, and some really awesome cinnamon strudel things. Then Luke took me out on their 2 seater (which is like heavy duty of what Aunt Mich and Uncle Bill have) and he drove us down to feed the cows. It was a little ways away, but we made it to the cows and there were tons of them. And so incredibly close! Skittish though, the calves were absolutely...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Spearfish

Arrived in Spearfish after a 162 mile drive. Staying at the KOA next to some people straight out of Deliverance. Went to Deadwood today. The person that coined the phrase "Tourist Trap" was standing on Main Street in this town when the term came to mind. They only have casinos, gold shops and "gift shops" plus some hotels in this town. (See picture from car window) Had lunch at Kevin Costner's place, Jakes, which was not too bad. He has the best restaurant in South Dakota on the third floor but it is only open for dinner. Went to the local...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Spearfish Canyon SD & More

Note: Click on "Show all photos", then double-click on the first photo to enlarge to the size of your screen; scroll to bottom of photo, click on "5 sec or 10 sec" to begin slideshow. Photos will automatically advance every 5 or 10 seconds. Makes it much easier to view photos! Saturday, July 7, 2012 - Chris' Campground, Spearfish, SD - Today we left the campground about 11 a.m. and drove into Spearfish to gather some information from the Visitor's Center. According to the local legend, the name Spearfish comes from the fact that the local...

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2012

May 17, 2012 - Jeanne & Bill

Today we left Rapid City after filling up the motorhome with Gas and Propane. We filled up the propane as this will be the last FlyingJ before hitting Yellowstone where we will probably need lots of it. When we arrived Jeanne and Bill Parish our good friend from the Escapee RV Group came over to meet. The will be work-camping here at the City RV Park from May 1 to Aug 1. What a great time we had and what a fantastic city campground. We would of never of known the campground was there if it wasn't for the fact that our friends were working...

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Oct 24, 2011 - Spearfish Scenic Drive

Spearfish, South Dakota My brother and sister-in-law reached Rapid City yesterday and we met for dinner in Rapid City last night. We decided to visit the town of Spearfish, Deadwood and Sturgis today, and off we went. The colors this time of year in Spearfish are absolutely beautiful, and there were few tourist. Summer here is over, kids are back in school, and many full-timers are working their way South. We will post pictures of the drive along Spearfish Scenic Byway today and follow up with Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, and a few other stops...

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Travels In Serenity

Oct 15, 2011 - Spearfish, south dakota

Left Spearfish, south Dakota and stopped at Wall Drug for lunch. Walked the town,nothing has changed in a couple of years. Nice sunny day. Drove to Ocoma, South Dakot and stayed at Oasis campground. Walked over tp Oasis restaurant for dinner. George, dan and sandy had catfish dinner I had fried chicken. Good food. Browsed the gift shop and grocery store for wine and liquor. La Grande wine from France very good.

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Journey 2011

Sep 1, 2011 - Day 32 Spearfish, SD

We started the day at the nearest Walk In Clinic in Billings MT. I may have been affected by the altitude but I also had bronchitis. I was in and out of the Clinic in less then 45 min. and the thing I noticed most was the fact I was treated first and then they took down the information for payment. After waiting at the pharmacy we headed for Custer Museum. Its hard to imagine that such a battle took place here. We could have explored more but I was not up to doing a lot of walking. We spent the night in Spearfish, SD.

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Aug 31, 2011 - Deadwood South Dakota, Kevin Costner, and more

After landing in Spearfish and taking a brief rest, we headed off to explore Deadwood, a wild west town where the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane hung out. It is now a town full of small casinos, but it retains its old west charm, for the most part. Of course a visit to the place where Wild Bill Hickok was shot is requisite. We also found a very nice local winery’s tasting room, Belle Jolie. Who knew that South Dakota has good wine? The winemaker is the only enologist in the entire state of South Dakota and received his degree...

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Aug 31, 2011 - On to Spearfish

Last Day in Box Elder and Spearfish, SD Well, the Central States Fair was good fun. Smaller than expected but the Bellamy Brothers and Little Big Town both put on very good shows. The next morning we went down to the courthouse and applied for our concealed carry permits and registered to vote. We decided to stay an extra day in Box Elder. The rest of Thursday was filled with saying our goodbyes, last minute travel prep and looking at brochures, guides and Internet sites to figure out what we wanted to see next. Several days earlier we had...

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