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Monday, August 30, 2010

Mitchell, South Dakota


This was an uneventful trip till we got to 30 miles from where we are camping tonight.  A lady in a red truck drove up beside us and kept waving and pointing at the RV, so we knew right away this did not look good.  Just as soon as we could we pulled over and discovered that our awning had been ripped open.  We had been experiencing very high winds for about an hour, so we are assuming that wind caught it just right and ripped it open.  We have the old kind on this 5th wheel.  The one that is manual.   We couldn’t do anything with it, so I turned on the caution lights and drove around 50mph the rest of the way to the park.  The wind is still blowing very hard, so we will have to wait till it dies down before we can fix it.  It is always something!!


I had a request to enlarge my print again, and I will gladly oblige.  I also have trouble with my eyes and thoroughly understand not being able to read small print.


We are staying at R & R campground tonight.  It is full hook-ups with free WiFi and cable for $18.50.   We have stayed here many times and would highly recommend this park for anyone traveling in the area.  It is a Pass Port America campground.  There is a lot to do and see while here.  We visited the Corn Palace in the past.












I thought since we had visited all of these places in the past, and would only be here the one night, that I would add a couple of pictures from when we were here in 07.  Wall Drug to me was just a big Tourist Trap.(My least favorite places)  The Bad Lands and the Corn Palace are both must sees though.  We loved both of them.  The Doll Museum was a treat to me, but they are no longer open.  The lady that ran it decided to retire and they could find no one to run it.  That’s a shame because it is every little girl’s dream to see all those doll houses and beautiful dolls.


I want to welcome my new follower, Gizmojo.  I went in to your site, but it said there were no posts yet.  Be sure and leave me a comment when you start posting.


Going to get off here.  Thank you so much for all of your great comments yesterday.  I do so appreciate each and every one of them.


Stay safe…


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

hope your damage to the awning is minor and not a big expense, There are sveral different ways to strap those things so they can't unfurl while you are driving. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

Rick and Paulette said...

Mitchell, SD was the hottest place we've ever been when we stayed there for 2 days in 2007! We hit the Corn Palace and Wall Drugs along with the Badlands too. Thanks for the memories.

Sue and Doug said...

sorry to hear about the awning!!..it is always something!!..hope it gets fixed quickly!!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Sorry to hear about the awning hope it's a cheep fix for you guys.


On behalf of my fellow bloggers & myself I thank you for having the consideration to enlarge your font size. We still have a few out here using fly speck printing but hopefully they will one day show the same consideration for their readers & enlarge their font size as well. We once had an awning torn out in a big Kansas wind storm while westbound on I-70. Had it replaced 3 months later in Quartzsite Arizona.

Gypsy said...

The print size and font show up beautifully against the background color.

Judy and Emma said...

What a bummer about the awning! Some days are just stones. :( I second Al's comment on the font size. :)

Sarah said...

Yikes! That's terrible news about the awning. :( I guess owning a RV is a bit like owning a stick-n-bricks house in some respects; if it's not one thing, it's another! I hope that part gets sorted out smoothly and quickly!

I am thinking about enlarging my blog's print. I've noticed other bloggers doing it more often, and it's a nice thought to be accommodating.

Roadrunner said...

Thank you for enlarging the print. I love to read your blog. I don't trust the awing locks, so I place a bunge cord around the arm, up as high as I can reach. Some people use Velcro straps.

Margie M. said...

So sorry about your RV awning. "It's Always Something" should be painted on our RV because it really tell the story!

Happytrails said...

Sorry to hear about the awning damage! Hope you can get things fixed up easily.
We loved the Bad Lands and can't wait to get there again.
Love your pics today!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)