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Sep 12, 2018 - Thunder Basin national grasslands

We continued across SD and stopped at the Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer. We went there about 15 or so years ago and were interested to see their progress. It didn't look very different so I don't think it will be finished in my lifetime. The museum was very good with a lot of donated Native American artifacts. We headed on the the Thunder Basin grasslands to find a boondocking place. We found a great place about 3 miles off the road and it had almost a 360 view of the area. No one around and a beautiful sunset!

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Sep 30, 2016 - Newcastle, WY - A Couple Quiet Days

(Ron Writing) Yesterday we had a quiet day at home. Elena iced her back and I did research on how and where to purchase new tires for the trailer. The tire that went flat as we were leaving Badlands NP has a ¼” bolt right through the tread. It and the other three tires are about at the end of their life anyway with very little tread left on them. I decided to order new tires from Discount Tire in Cheyenne, WY. No tire stores stock the tires I need so it’s a matter of ordering from someplace we plan to be in a few days and get there about...

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Sep 14, 2015 - Newcastle, Wyoming

Arrived at Sandy and Fran's place in Newcastle, our friends from Rockport, TX. They helped us set up in their driveway and hooked us up with water and electricity. Gave us a tour of their beautiful house, and shared their downstairs house with us, including bathroom and shower. The next day Sandy had to volunteer at the foodbank, and we woke up to a flat tire on the jeep. Fran took us into town to have the tire fixed and we did some errands. That night I prepared a pork roast for dinner and Sandy baked a cherry and rhubarb pie with homemade...

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Sep 19, 2010 - The Lowerys

Sunday morning and time to say "good-bye" to Kate, Christopher and Boulder, but especially to Ian and Mokie. After some shopping it is off to Wyoming. The guys in the Laramie Visitor's Center gave of some ideas and we headed for Torrington and the Black Hills. No pictures but we stopped by to see Chuck and Sandy (Christoper's parents) for a short visit. Chuck is looking good. After our visit we continued north and spent the night camping in Newcastle, WY.

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Aug 15, 2009 - Newcastle, Wyoming

Since we were only about 30 miles from Wyoming, we decided to go see what was over the state line. It was a beautiful drive with landscape slightly different - less trees, grassier, some sagebrush, but still very rocky and mountainous. There was a huge cattle pen we passed which was empty. We did see cattle grazing in the passing landscape. There were very few houses and of all types - trailers, plain and simple, fancy and expensive-looking. The houses at times were all within close proximity of each other. Newcastle was a very small town...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Custer City, Historic Jewel Cave & Newcastle, WY

Our second outing since we started working was to go see Jewel Cave. We decided to stop and walk the streets of Custer City first because of all the bikes in town. Due to the rally, Custer City blocked off the center lane of the entire "main street" so the motorcycles can park down the center. Hill City did the same thing. Very cool. Hill City restricts the traffic through the center of town to just motorcycles. But, this stuff is for another post I plan to write which will be just about the Sturgis Rally. We are shopping for Sturgis...

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Jul 23, 2008 - Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota Those of you paying attention will have noticed that we've changed the itinerary slightly and brought forward our visit to Mount Rushmore. This now gives us the chance to visit Waterton National Park in a last ditch effort to get a butchers at a bear. It also gets us home a day early which gets the thumbs up from the kids after all the long travelling in the car. So, back to the subject of Mount Rushmore. It's basically a celebration of American history and was the brainchild of Gutzon Borglum; he's the nice...

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Sep 22, 2007 - Newcastle

As with the Tetons, we hated to leave Cody. Ate a humongous breakfast at Bubba's, bought a hooded coat for me and gloves for Sandy and hit the road, for 320 miles of driving and sight seeing. We are staying the night in Newcastle, Wyoming, about 8 - 9 miles from South Dakota. We are at an RV park that is not half as good as the park we left in Cody and $10 more a night. Coal trains go by about a 100 yards up the hill behind us. Got in late, just after dark. Would have gotten here sooner but, well, there was this stop we made in Ten Sleep,...

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Aug 23, 2007 - Newcastle, Wyoming

Our morning drive south on Route 85 is not marked scenic on the map but we enjoy it. We are still in cattle country and there are many buttes that make for interesting terrain. It also gives us a game to play as we pronounce butte as butt. My personal favorite is Butte View RV Park but John likes Bear Butte. Juvenile? We see some cattle, sheep, cornfields, sunflower fields and hawks but mostly we see pronghorn antelope! They are everywhere! We drive to where the map and the GPS says is the Geographical Center of The United States. A picture...

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Aug 16, 2007 - August 16 through smoky Montana to Wyoming

The air was still smoky as we left Billings, but not as bad as yesterday. Going to be in the 90's today. Crossed the Yellowstone River. We saw turn offs to Lockwood and Roundup [{Where are the bad guys?]There are fences all along the highway for the cattle ranges and the grain fields. Each tiny town seems to have a slot casino. Stopped at the Little Bighorn National Battlefield Monument. This was the 2nd biggest battle ground on America soil next to Gettysburg. We took an hour tour ride through the battlefield. The native guide was very...

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Jul 12, 2007 - Day 18, Newcastle, WY

Today's ride was from Gillette to Newcastle, WY, a short day only 76 miles. We were very lucky today as we had clear skies, smooth roads and a tailwind - all which made for a fast easy ride. Also most of the journey was down hill which added to the ease of the ride. The area is primary range land with lots of coal operations. One thing that we see allot of is coal trains leaving the Powder River coal area. Trains are constantly leaving with coal and returning with empty cars. Trains are composed of at least 130 cars and pulled by three to...

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