I woke up at 5 and it was 23 degrees and snowing. David got up soon after me and took Harrison out. He said there was about 4 to 6 inches of snow. He also talked to the snowplow guy and he told us the road was only for necessary travel which we were not. If we want to go the other way it’s worse because that one was closed. He told us to watch the 511 that they kept it updated.
We kept watching the snow fall. I was watching the 511 maps. At noon we decided we better stay another night here at the Sagebrush RV Park. We thought that would be the safest since we wouldn’t be traveling that far and we weren’t sure where the next RV stop was.
David and I cleaned the RV good. We played games. It was a relaxing afternoon. Until David decided it would be a good idea to shovel the driveway and around the RV. The sun is out now and it has stopped snowing. Hopefully, we will be able to leave in the morning.
We even have icicles.
When we stayed at the Diamond A we bought some Pemmican that one of the daughters makes. It was wonderful. You can order it at the store.
We stopped so early that we were in bed by 7:45. I couldn’t keep my eyes opened.
We were up by 5 and on the road by 6:15. It is cold this morning 19 degrees. We stopped for gas at 6:37. Gas was $3.04 a little more than our last stop. I decided to stink up their bathroom instead of ours. We left at 7:02.
The temperature is still dropping. As the sun comes up at 7:30 it is 16. At 7:40 it is 14 degrees. By 8:17 it is 12 degrees.
We are having to keep the stove top going to stay warm. The windows are icing up on the inside. We have to keep scraping them. The flat Ole hippies are not sure of this.
Then the sun came out.
The temperature keeps drops 16 to 14 to 12 degrees.
David’s plan of setting the cruise control 65mph is saving us around a gallon a mile.
We stopped to warm up at 9:15. The back heater is working so we can go back there to thaw our feet. I heated up some apple cider. David took Harrison for a nice walk. We left again at 10:08.
We crossed in Minnesota at 10:31. That is seven states now. Then it hit 10 degrees but when we turned west it started to warm up. It is now 18.
At noon it was 25 degrees. We are really having a heat wave now. We stopped to warm up again. It was 28 at 12:42pm. David has this great idea to cover the vents in front with duct tape because they have cold air coming out of them. We get back on the road then.
By 1:15 as we crossed into South Dakota it was 30 degrees. It was also nice in the camper to. That is number eight for us now.
We decided to stay at a Harvest Host tonight. We found one not far from the highway called Diamond A Cattle Company in Pukwana, SD. We got here about 3:40. Found where to park and plug in.
The owner came by when she got back from town. We paid her $20 for the electric. We also got some summer sausage and pemmican that one of her daughters made. That is one of the cool things about Harvest Host.
Harrison was enjoying the outdoors but we enjoyed the beautiful sunset.
We went 498.4 miles today. We will get to see Mount Rushmore tomorrow.
Heather decided she wanted to do something fun before her first day of work, so they bought tickets to take us all to Hershey Park.
We headed to Hershey Park only to find out that they didn’t open until noon. This happened to be good for us because poor, little Kate got sick on the way there. We believe that she gets car sick now that the car seats are turned around like big girls. To say the least there were no extra clothes for her, so Heather had to get her something. The American Zoo which is part of Hershey Park was open, so she just went to the gift shop and grabbed her a t-shirt.
We still had almost 2 hours before the park opened. We had noticed a sign for Tanger Outlet Stores, so off we went. It was decided that you could go shopping or to the auto museum.
Tanger Outlets are cool if you are looking for something. I was not.
Last Saturday I went to an Iditarod Party that a friend of ours holds every year. He is one of the Trail Guards. They clean out an area for him by the trail. It is a great place to go and watch the dog sleds go by. I took tons of photos and it has taken me a week to get them processed.