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South Dakota Trip Part 2 –Taking the Tour

When I did my research online in preparation for this trip I came across several tours that were offered.  We had always been “do-it-yourself-tour” folks out of thriftiness, I guess, until we went on an Alaskan cruise and land tour.  That was when we discovered how valuable paying for a tour can be.  When you do so, pretty much everyone involved in it, from the bus driver on up, is a docent full of interesting information.

The tour that caught my eye started at Fort Hayes with a pancake breakfast before setting out with an option of participating in the chuck wagon dinner and show afterwards.  We opted to not participate in the dinner and show because….


…………we knew that some of us (actually ALL of us) would be pooped by the days end.  And, we were.

This is actually the set that Kevi...

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South Dakota Trip Part 1 –Why Sturgis?

Back around 2005 I got a yearning to take an RV trip to South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore.  We didn’t actually take this trip until 2007 so I had lots of time to research and make our plans.  Mt. Rushmore is outside of Rapid City, South Dakota that, I’m sure, has acceptable RV parks.  But, instead we chose to stay in Sturgis, South Dakota, the town that is famous for it’s annual motorcycle rally.  Why Sturgis?  In my research I discovered that there was an awful lot of interesting sites to see in South Dakota besides Mt. Rushmore and Sturgis was a central location that was great for taking day long site seeing trips.  So we chose to stay at the Elkview Campground located at 13014 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Sturgis, South Dakota. From this location we were :

  • 27 miles from Rapid City
  • 47...
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