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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 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

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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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 - 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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Aug 31, 2011 - South Dakota Deadwood

In Cody, we met up with Randy’s sister, Sandy, and her husband Wayne, who flew in from Colorado Springs to join us for a few days. Cody is the town that was founded by Buffalo Bill Cody and everything in town has some kind of Buffalo Bill tie-in. We stayed at the historic Irma Hotel, one of the first buildings in town, named after Buffalo Bill Cody’s youngest daughter. Everything sort of radiates from the Irma, so we didn’t need a car, they even sent someone out to the airport to pick us up. We spent the day soaking up local lore about the...

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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 19, 2011 - August 19th to 21st - 19th Stop

We had a short trip today from Hill City to Spearfish, SD. The decision was made not to go to Hardin, MT and the Little Big horn Battlefield because of the driving distances. Instead, we will go to Deadwood for one day and then the Devils Tower for the second day. This afternoon, Kay and I took the Dodge to get the oil changed and then go back to Sturgis for more T-Shirts and a 2011 Black Hills Rally sticker for the back window of the truck. This will add to my 2004 and 2009 stickers. After Spearfish we start the trip back home. Today,...

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