Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

A few photos taken on our walk around Deadwood.





Our backyard this evening in Hanna Forest Service Campground.


There are still a few spring flowers in our yard.

(Ron Writing) This morning we checked-out of Rushmore Shadows Campground and went about a mile west to an RV repair shop. We had an appointment there to get our trailer brakes checked. They didn’t seem to hold very well the past couple drives. The technician adjusted the brakes but couldn’t find any real problem so we were on our way in less than an hour.

We drove north on US 16 to Rapid City to do a little shopping. After lunch there we headed west on SD 44 to US 385 north. We stopped for awhile in Deadwood, SD to walk around the town. Deadwood has a very small population but attracts quite a tourist crowd with all its gambling halls and souvenir shops. The revenue and taxes from gambling has allowed the town to restore nearly all the old buildings along the original main street of town.

After our short walking tour of Deadwood we drove southwest on US 85 through Lead, SD and then Cheyenne Crossing, SD. Nearly all of today’s drive was in the Black Hills National Forest and the scenery was beautiful.

About 2 miles south of Cheyenne Crossing is the Hanna Forest Service campground where we are spending the night ($15, no hook-ups). We’re at about 5,300 feet in a little meadow with beautiful thick stands of ponderosa pine all around. There is a small stream that runs right through the campground.

Tonight we grilled some hamburgers and vegetables for dinner.

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