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South Dakota Trip Part 3 — The Badlands, Deadwood, Rapid City and Beyond…….

I have had the most difficult time getting myself to finish the posts for this particular “long haul”.  Why?  Well, I guess there are a couple of reasons…maybe a few. #1..this wasn’t the last trip we went on with my parents but it was our favorite.  We had so much fun.  And, now, Mom is gone, having passed away in February.  #2…back then all our photos were placed on discs and somehow one of the discs from this trip was corrupted and the photos were lost to us…so disappointing.  #3…I’ve had hopes of finding some that my folks took during this trip but haven’t been successful with that yet.  Anyway, it’s time to press forward.

The closest site seeing venture (and the most disappointing) to where we were camped in Sturgis, was Deadwood...

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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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