Mt. Rushmore & The Kellys come to South Dakota

The main reason we wanted to spend time in the Rapid City area was our desire to see Mt. Rushmore and spend some time in Custer State Park. But the next major trip was planned to see the city of Deadwood, basically a tourist version of the original mining city featured in the HBO TVContinue reading “Mt. Rushmore & The Kellys come to South Dakota”

Spearfish, South Dakota – near Rapid City- Elkhorn Ridge RV Park- June 6-20, 2020

Leslie had wanted to go this area ever since I can remember. We found this RV Park through Newmar, who recommended it as ideal for big rigs like ours. The park was very large and the sites were also large and easy to use. The RV Park also had a few cabins so we couldContinue reading “Spearfish, South Dakota – near Rapid City- Elkhorn Ridge RV Park- June 6-20, 2020”

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – June 1-5, 2020

After only one night in Madison we moved on to South Dakota for almost 3 weeks. Our first (of two) stops was in Sioux Falls. We stayed at another KOA right on the city edge. As I mentioned previously Leslie suffered a rib pull injury on our way east towards Newmar in Indiana. By theContinue reading “Sioux Falls, South Dakota – June 1-5, 2020”

May 31, 2020 – Leave Newmar for Madison, WI at the Madison KOA

After we picked up our coach on Friday the 30th we were allowed to stay one more night at the Newmar Service Center RV Park, and left on Saturday. Leslie has always wanted to go to the Rapid City, South Dakota area as that not only is the home of Mt. Rushmore, but also CusterContinue reading “May 31, 2020 – Leave Newmar for Madison, WI at the Madison KOA”

Indio to Indiana Part 2: Amarillo; Oklahoma City; Marshfield, MO; Effingham, Illinois;

We left Albuquerque early on the morning of May 19 to continue our journey east to what most Newmar owners call “The Mother-ship”, the Newmar Service Center in Napenee, Indiana. The drive through New Mexico, the Texas panhandle and Oklahoma had one distinctive characteristic: armadillo road kill. It seems like we saw one every fewContinue reading “Indio to Indiana Part 2: Amarillo; Oklahoma City; Marshfield, MO; Effingham, Illinois;”

Indio to Indiana– Part 1: Phoenix, Flagstaff and Albuquerque

Before all the pandemic closures we had made plans and reservations to take Elsie, our Motorhome, back to the Newmar factory in Napanee, Indiana for the one year maintenance and some simple warranty issues. For a while we figured that wasn’t going to happen and were worried our one year warranty date would pass andContinue reading “Indio to Indiana– Part 1: Phoenix, Flagstaff and Albuquerque”

Motorcoach Country Club Part 3 April 2 to May 16

I said in my last post we decided to buy a lot for investment in MCC, and after 10 days of reviewing every option (as there was not much else to do in COVID-19 shelter-in-place), we finally decided to buy a water facing lot, lot #334. Although the deal took a couple of weeks toContinue reading “Motorcoach Country Club Part 3 April 2 to May 16”

Motorcoach Country Club Part 2 March 20 to April 1

As I said in my last post we moved our coach to MCC (Motorcoach Country Club) on March 20, which was still pretty early in the COVID restrictions. Although we had reservations for sometime in advance we were worried they would close to renters like us. MCC has 400 RV lots in a gated communityContinue reading “Motorcoach Country Club Part 2 March 20 to April 1”