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Oct 15, 2017 - Back in NC

WOW! What a busy 6 weeks this has been! We have wrapped up our stay in South Dakota, leaving on September 16. From there we drove (5 days) to New Orleans, Louisiana, hopped on a 7-day cruise ship, and have since driven (3 more days) to Mebane NC where we will be until we leave for Myrtle Beach State Park on November 12th for the winter. After arriving in NC, Rick’s family (sister Susan, brother Greg, son Ken, grandson Isaac, wife Betsy) have successfully moved Rick’s Mom Connie to Cary NC. Mom’s new address and phone number are: Connie...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Sightseeing in MT, WY and ND

Lots of things have been going on as we wrap up our time in SD. It’s been a good experience. Worked with some nice folks. Learned lots about motorcycles and their history by going to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Also learned about some real life heroes that lived in the 1800’s settling this part of the country. As we mentioned in our last journal we took a three-day trip touching on the states of WY, MT, and ND leaving on Aug 14. We drove first to Little Big Horn Battlefield NM outside of Billings Mt where we took a bus tour with native...

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Aug 13, 2017 - Busy Times at Rush No More

July 10 to Aug 11 Well, it’s been way too long since our last posting. Betsy had started one about 2 weeks ago, but things have been a little busy here with preparations for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally itself started on August 4 and it runs until August 13. It’s quite an event – thousands and thousands of bikes and bikers, rolling and thundering on the highways, drinking a lot of beer, but, at the same time, pretty much under control and respectful in every way. The weeks leading up to the rally were busy for Rick –...

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Jul 16, 2017 - Cheyenne, WY stop

We drove from Sturgis, SD to Cheyenne, WY today. We went past the rodeo grounds. We want to attend the big rodeo next summer. The hotels raise their rates to about $300 again during Frontier Days. It actually opens next week so we got a cheaper rate this trip.

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Jul 16, 2017 - South Dakota stop

We arrived in Sturgis after a long day riding. We drove around the town for a little preview and then went to the hotel. Larry would like to attend bike week there sometime in the future. Hotels would charge about $300 a night during that time though.

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Jul 13, 2017 - More Sightseeing in South Dakota

We’ve been to Mt. Rushmore a couple of times – but always during the day. Since they have an evening event featuring a grand light-up of the sculptures and a tribute to our Armed Forces, we appreciated yet another view that was just spectacular. We went with fellow workampers Jim and Joyce. And not only did we see the lit-up presidents, we had some ice cream at the restaurant there as well – huge servings of really good stuff – the caramel chocolate chunk is the best. One of the perks we receive as being staff at the campground is a VIP...

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Jun 21, 2017 - Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Devil's Tower

I always think we will get these journal entries out in a more timely fashion, but here it has been almost a month since the last. Hopefully, we’ll get better at this soon. Happy first day of summer!! Work has been work. Nothing exciting except this week we have a motorcycle group taking up all the cabins and several campsites. They are called Brothers In Arms and it is made up military veterans and active personnel. They have been a joy to have around. The only noise is when they all decide to go on a ride at the same time and the...

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May 25, 2017 - Rapid City and Sturgis

We left around 8 am and headed to downtown Rapid City. It sure is a nice city. We went to Main Street Square and walked around downtown. There are bronze statues of 43 presidents, 1 on each street corner, throughout the city. They are very lifelike, and one person mentioned how their eyes seem real. From there, we got a few groceries and supplies at Walmart. Then we got gas at Sam's Club for $2.22 per gallon. Most prices in Rapid City were $2.43. Sturgis was our next destination, and we took a scenic route along Routes 44 and 385. It was...

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May 25, 2017 - Seeing the sights in SD

Well, we are settled in at Rush-No-More RV Park in Sturgis, South Dakota. Work is not so hard, we work the same schedule: three 6-hour days per week – Betsy in the office/camp store; Rick outside with a paint brush or the weed whacker or whatever needs doing. A shift can be 8am-2pm or 2pm to 8pm. The boss sets the days but they are usually consecutive. Easy enough. We have been attending Sturgis 1st UMC at their informal service at 10:30am. The music is good, the preaching excellent, and they celebrate communion every Sunday. The service...

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May 5, 2017 - Sturgis, SD or Bust

Wow! I’ll bet you thought that we had dropped off the deep end – but we are still alive and kicking – and, according to our annual visits to the doctors, we are blessed with good health. After our return to NC from Myrtle Beach State Park, we spent some great times with family and friends, and did some light workamping at our campground in Mebane. When we left NC, the temps were in the 55-80+ range. We also managed to squeeze in a 10-day cruise to the Panama Canal – partial transit. Due to weather conditions, we had to pass by Costa Rica...

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Aug 26, 2016 - Sturgis & Deadwood, SD plus Devil's Tower

After spending a nice evening at Spearfish Lodge, we headed to Sturgis. Was too early for most things to be opened but did ride through town. Right before leaving, we spotted a shop with T-shirts so, of course, we stopped. Dale and Tom bought 3 T-shirts each (on sale for $7 each). The lady told us there was going to be a Rod show at Deadwood so we decided to head that way. Phil Strine, you and Karen missed a great one and it hadn't even started yet. Town was already starting to fill up. Next stop, Devil's Tower. It was really something to...

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Aug 8, 2015 - Sturgis 75th Motorcycle Rally

Jerry Dunn and I spent the whole day walking the streets and enjoying the sights of the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. I've never seen such sights, sounds, smells, and roars of custom Harleys everywhere. The photos speak for themselves--there was plenty of opportunities for people-watching here.

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