We have finally landed in a spot where the weather is comfortable and with time on our hands, Douglas Wyoming on the North Platte River. It’s time I posted something from RoadTour 2018.
We’ve wandered west across Tennessee and Arkansas with some fun stops along the way. Then we went north through Kansas and Nebraska and into South Dakota. The Black Hills of South Dakota to be precise. We camped at Wind Cave National Park. It was hot as the dickens until after sundown and then it was comfortable. Whew!
The only place I was determined to visit on this trip was Mount Rushmore. Put a fork in it, its done!
Here are some images from the Mount Rushmore area.
Buffalo at Wind Cave National Park
The Crazy Horse Memorial under construction.
Larry, Curly, Moe and Shemp
Clouds kept drifting in and out, blocking the sunlight so about half the Rushmore images are a little flat. When I return home, I should be able to pull out several good shots.
Sculpting Mount Rushmore was a pretty amazing feat. You cant help but admire it and then ask yourself why. Why would someone come out to the middle of nowhere and carve huge busts of presidents in the mountains. I guess it’s a special kind of stone. ha ha.
Well, that’s all for now. I’m going to walk along the river with the doggie.
And we haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet.
We left home yesterday around noon heading west. The goal was to get to Oxford Alabama and stock up on some things at the local Sam’s Club. I also planned on asphalt camping in their parking lot for the night.
Wowsers! It was 98 degrees there. Thank goodness I have a generator to run the A/C and a controller to start and stop the generator depending upon A/C demand.
After shopping at Sam’s, I went to the local Publix Super Market for a sub sandwich. Since moving to my home in the North Georgia Mountains, I’ve missed these sandwiches. So, whenever I’m on the road and hungry and near a Publix, I stop and treat myself.
I found a spot with some shade and parked, fired up the generator and A/C and enjoyed my sandwich with a glass of cold milk. I love traveling with my refrigerator.
By 20:00 I was able to open some vents and windows, turn on a powered vent and sleep comfortably. Day one was done.
This morning we pressed on west into Mississippi and the Natchez Trace where I landed at the Jeff Busby campground. It is free, clean and level. It even has restrooms with indoor plumbing.
Um . . . . mid 90s!
Tomorrow we’ll turn south and go to another campground on the Natchez Trace. Then it’s west to Shreveport and then Athens Texas for a week. I imagine it’ll be a whole lot hotter there. Whew! After that it’ll be north and north west.
Well, when it cools off, the dog and I will sit outside and enjoy nature.