So, if you have been wondering why I have been MIA from visiting...my husband,our dog Chum and I took a US cross country trip.
After our annual Memorial week of camping in May,we left the 1st of June for a month long road trip!
Starting here in New York and traveling across 9 states or more,we found is definitely not for the faint of heart. I mean, pleassssse! you are together 24-7!!heehee
For the next few posts, I won't bore you with Alllllll 1300+photos,LOL, but will share some highlights of our trip.
And before i even begin, thank you, thank you to all who stopped in even when I was away to leave your gracious comments on my scheduled posts- you are awesome!!I'm sending love&hugs your way!
Day 1 got us through New York and into Ohio safely. We stayed at the very nice
so clean and full of nature!heehee
|Turkey Vultures taking in the sights|
The next day-yikes!! Indiana was a breeze but we entered Illinois and ended up just before noon hour in Chicago-the next 4.5 hours we poked along or sat in traffic. Did I mention it was 86+ degrees?
Only day 2 and we are wondering why we decided to drive!
Finally making it of Illinois and decided to find camping in Wisconsin.
On our way to the campgrounds we ran into a tremendous storm!
I swear I thought the motorhome was going to take flight and land on a witch somewhere in Kansas!!!
the wind was so strong I was trying to snap photos and hang on for dear life!!
but we did see light at the end of the tunnel ...
By the next morn we were refreshed and ready to travel!
The plan was to drive straight through and in retrospect that probably wasn't a great idea!
While riding,I wasn't able to create much as I was reading maps and giving directions,getting drinks,planning meals,keeping up spirits,keeping Chum busy and well,everything but driving!!
This is the only art I worked on the whole way to Washington~5 days worth~
I'm thinking that my page grew from the road weariness
On the road again...
wow!we sang that song so often! lol
and if Chum asked once...he asked 1000 times, "are we there yet?"
typical scenes crossing the vast expanse of open land- heeheee
South Dakota really is a beautiful state
Wall Drugs in South Dakota,yes,your typical tourist stop,but Riley had to see where all that
"Free Ice Water" was coming from
oh!!! I leave him alone for one minute!!And look where he ends up?!!! Rascal Riley!!
We decided to camp in Deadwood ,South Dakota , where the infamous Wild Bill Hickok was murdered!!
And for you bikers, Deadwood is right outside of Sturgis,where the annual motorcycle rally is held each year-
This is where we stayed- Fish N' Fry Campground
It was a quaint little park where they had a pond stocked with Rainbow Trout,that,for a fee,you caught em,they cleaned and cooked up fresh for you!
So Riley went fishing for dinner! heehee
Rile said it was comical because the Trout literally jumped on your line!!
In spite of the tiny bones in Trout,the freshness of the fish was yummy!!
The park also had some great yard art
and more yard art that Chum wasn't so sure of!!
That's it for today...more to share with you next time!
Off to mow the lawn again and care for those neglected flowers of mine!
Have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping in!