Sunday, August 28, 2005
We fell in love with Custer State Park when we visited in June. We are now back camping in the park. It is really neat to look out your window and see buffalo grazing close to camp. They provide interesting movies for the campers at night. Last night we saw "Where the Buffalo Still Roam." We visited two caves, Jewel Cave and Wind Cave, on Saturday. We will be staying here until Thrusday morning. Then we will leave and head towards Colorado.
When the two brothers who found the cave saw the shinging rock, they thought they had found a cave full of jewels: thus the name, Jewel cave. Jewel cave is the third largest cave in the USA. It have over 130 miles of mapped tunnels. How many more miles exists they do not know. We had to climb over 730 stairs to see the 1/2 mile of cave that is open to the public.
This is a picture of part of the ceiling in one of the chambers of Wind Cave located in Hot Springs, SD. This cave has over 100 miles of mapped tunnels. They do not know for sure exactly how many miles of tunnels are in the cave. Every little hole may lead to another chamber. President Rooselvelt made this a national park. Below you can see just a couple of the many picture I took inside the cave.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
We are currently in Forest City, Iowa awaiting some repairs at the Winnebago Factory. We took the factory tour on Friday. There are about 6 other rigs parked next to us. Last night, we got the guitar out and played music for the folks. We are going to do so again tonight. You guessed it, not much to do in Forest City. We are the youngest couple at this location. We are having a great time meeting all the folks. We spent yesterday afternoon washing the rig with a bucket of water. Winnebago provides free electricity for those waiting for repairs so that is a blessing in the hot weather. After repairs are finished, we will be heading for South Dakota. Hope everyone is enjoying the blog.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Wow what a trip. We saw the Delene Show, the Duttons, the Prestley's, the Baldknobbers, The Paul Harris show, Ray Stevens, three Imax shows, Goldwing Express, Allen Edwards, Dixie Stampede, and visited Silver Dollar City twice all in 6 days. Now we need a vacation from our retirement. We were off line for a week as we were camped under the trees at a Corp of Conservation Park in Branson. We are currently camped at Holt, Mo for the night. We will head out tomorrow morning for Forest City, Iowa to visit the Winnebago Factory.