Saturday, August 22, 2009

On the road to Rapid City SD

Steve picked me up at the campground at 6:15 so we could make it to his church's Bible Study "Friday Guys". It was great! I miss not meeting other men for breakfast so this was a real treat. As full-timers with no regular church, sometimes we miss the fellowship of other believers.

They meet every week at the Frying Pan Restuarant. I thought there was a real good turnout - about 20 guys. The pastor gave a couple of updates on folks needing prayer, we ordered and ate, and then he gave a short devotional on John 6:56-59. He was well prepared, had a handout with a couple of questions and provided some good food for thought.
Steve got me back to the Roadrunner in time for Pam and I to depart about 8:30 for our 350 trip to Rapid City SD. Along the way we made a stop at the Rest Area/Visitor's Center near Chamberlain SD. Seems like Lewis & Clark were here about 100 years ago.Besides being able to take a stretch break, it was a good chance for Pam to call Joan. The rest area was not an official National Historic Park, but it did have some good information.
I liked the gallery and display of the Plum Camp which was a replica of what Lewis & Clark might have had in their day. Plus, the plaques and displays provided history of their travels and their crossing of the Missouri River back in 1804.
South Dakota is a beautiful place. I expected it to be wide open plains of parched grass. Wasn't it like that in Dancing with the Wolves? Instead -- it also has beautiful rolling hills of green farms, ranches and country side.

We arrived at our campsite which is on the outskirts of Rapid City (actually in Black Hawk SD).
We have plenty of space, 30 amp hookups with water and sewer.

With our Passport America discount, the nightly rate is $17.41 (well under our $25/night budget). It has turned hot again (86 degrees again today) but it has been clear.

The grasshoppers are thick and the mosquitos are here, but the a/c inside is working fine! We had a nice dinner of grilled chicken and saw some TV before we headed for bead and called it a day.

Until next time, Roadrunner Chronicles out!

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