Sunday, June 23, 2013


      We have been on the road for 4 days and just today arrived at our friends in Gillette Wyoming.  The weather from home to here has been a mixed bag of goodies.  The wind has been atrocious for a couple days.  We even pulled into a truck stop and parked between semis to shield us from the wind and the storm that was coming.   About 2 hours out of Gillette we sit it out in another parking lot.  We got a call from our friends & they were having bad hail and they had tornado warnings, so where we were it was getting very dark and the wind was bad again, so we waited about 40 minutes before we headed their way.  It was still raining & we had some wind on the way over to their place, but not as bad as it had been.  

        I found this funny sign on the door of one of the campgrounds we stayed at.  Since we are in a truck camper this trip it seemed relevant to us, but hope this isn't the way we feel by the end of our trip.   I just wonder which one of us is going to be honey!~!   In case you can't see what is happening, the steps are out & the truck is backed up to a cliff !


     This is the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.  The murals are made of corn and each mural is custom fit by a master craftsman.  The corn is all grown locally, and the scenes are changed each year.   The Palace has a gym and stage.  They have had a lot of famous people come & perform there.  The Corn Palace was a brain storm of 2 business men back in the 1930's.  It caught on and has been  a draw for the town every since.

 Each picture is made of corn




After leaving Mitchell, we drove towards Wall Drug in Wall South Dakota.  It had been over 20 years since we had been there when the girls were little.  It was a lot more commercialized than what we remembered.  After spending time in the shops we spent the night at a Good Sam campground just a couple blocks away.


     The time changed on us yesterday.  We are now 2 hours behind Indiana.  Kent was up this morning and I looked at my clock & asked him why he was up at 5a.m.   He had looked at the clock on the wall and it said 7:00  but that clock on the wall had not been changed.  Surprisingly we were able to get a couple more hours sleep.    When we finally did get around, we headed West towards
Mt. Rushmore.   We got some really good pictures.

                                                        It is very windy today ~!!

After we left Mt. Rushmore we took a drive through the Black Hills National Park.   We were certainly glad we had, it was a very nice scenic drive, but the road was very curvy.  Got lots of pictures but it was prettier than what the pictures show.  At every curve was another snapshot to take.  I was trying to take movies and snapshots & just could not get it all.  We went through 3 stone 1 lane tunnels and each one we were not sure if the truck camper was going to make it.   At the first tunnel I got out to see if we were going to clear !!  I got it on video but did not get a snapshot.  Here are just a few of the shots.

                                                                      Fun travels to you all
                                                                          Kent & Martha



  1. Love the sign. The Corn Palace is neat with all the murals. Time changes are fun to deal with. Eventually you will quit wearing a watch!

  2. Like the sign you found, WATCH OUT MOM I THINK DAD WILL TRICK YOU INTO WALKING OUT! (JUST KIDDING) The pictures and the blog looks really good. Keep up the great work, Love ya, Shelly

  3. It is June 26th. If my records are correct this is your 44th wedding anniversary. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Love your blog. Take care. Hugs, Sis

    1. Hey, I missed it by one day. it is the 27th! Oh well, you have another day to plan your celebration. Love ya, Marsha