Well we made it to our new home state!
We left Victorian Acres in Nebraska City last Tuesday and headed north. The first night we made it to Union Grove State park in Beresford, SD.
There were 2 other campers there. We stayed overnight for $21 – water and electric only. It was a beautiful campground not far from the highway.
The next day we saw a lot of billboards advertising “Wall Drug.”
At one rest stop between Beresford and Oacoma we saw this Indian statue.
She was huge, beautiful and there was a breath-taking view of the Missouri River behind her.
Driving through South Dakota we saw a lot of farm land and cows. The roads were well maintained and it was an easy drive.
The second day we stopped in Oacoma, SD at a Boondockers Welcome Host. The site was perfect – right off the highway and easy to back in for the night. The view of the Missouri River was spectacular and we caught an awesome sunset and sunrise. We got to visit a bit with our host- it’s always nice to meet other RVers and share travel experiences.
The next morning we set off for Ellsworth Air Force Base. Along the way we saw some pronghorn antelope.
Finally we saw the much anticipated “Wall Drug.” It was huge and had a little bit of everything. The billboards didn’t lie, it was a good place to stop and stretch our legs.
And then we came to Box Elder… and Ellsworth AFB.
We stopped by Cabelas first and filled our fresh water tank because our reservations at Ellsworth Fam Camp were for an electric only site.
After the first freeze Ellsworth turns off their water. We reserved a site for 1 week. Since it was after their water was turned off it only cost $10 a night and since we were staying 7 nights we got one night free! Our budget was very happy ????.
On top of the bargain price, we also pretty much had the campground to ourselves. Well, we weren’t completely alone- there were deer.
We counted 20 mule deer one evening. There was a little bunny who visited us often too.
After we got set up at the Fam Camp we took all our paperwork to the DMV and got our South Dakota drivers licenses.
These people ????are officially South Dakotians!
So now we are in the process of getting to know our new home of record. Saturday we went to Mount Rushmore by way of a little town called Keystone.
We also took the wildlife loop through Custer State Park where we saw a LOT of prairie dogs and buffalo!
While at Ellsworth we are going to take care of some Dr’s visits and other business. We are hoping the snow holds off for a few more weeks. Right now we have extended our stay for at least a couple more weeks.
Hopefully by the end of November we will be in a warmer place. For now, we have things to do and some more places to explore here in South Dakota!