Diamond A Cattle Co

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.

Frozen windows

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.

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Boondocking

We went into Today’s Harvest to get some coffee and fresh donuts. The people are very friendly. The store is adorable

We left New Paris at 8:37 a.m. this morning. It was 18 degrees.

David wanted to see how much gas the generator used during the night. He stopped to fill up. He figures it uses about a gallon an hour. Gas is still getting cheaper, $2.99.

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Seberg

The other night it was my turn to pick the movie. I picked Seberg from Amazon Prime. I usually do something while I am watching TV but once this started I had to put everything down and give the movie my full attention.

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Jean Seberg a girl from Iowa who became a movie star. Her first movie was St Joan about Joan of Arc. She was burned at the stake and actually caught on fire. She spent half her life in Paris, France where her acting really took off. Then in 1968 she came back to the US to act in some movies, including “Paint Your Wagon”.

I am not going to go into this too much because I don’t want to ruin the movie for you but the this movie is about how Hoover’s FBI ruined her life. To learn more about her you can read these about her here.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-02-26/jean-seberg-real-life-kristen-stewart

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-02-26/jean-seberg-real-life-kristen-stewart

Kristen Stewart played this part so well. I highly recommend this movie. If you watch it let me know what you thought.

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Leaving Them Behind

David and I left everyone behind as we headed out to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We had to get to Costco to pick up my Cymbalta. We figured we could get there and pick it up, then meet the rest of our caravan on Highway 90.

As we were getting back on the highway from the hotel I could see the Missouri River. We were well on our way by 7:40.

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