Thursday, August 8, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (89)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (89)

08/08/2019 Travel Day – Presho, South Dakota


Start Location:
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Mileage:  57,539.0


End Location:
End Time: 1:30 p.m.
Mileage:  57,792.4
Cost Per Night: $41.31 USD
Weather: 64 – 82 F light clouds
Route:
  • 10 East
  • 83 South
  • 12 East (Lewis & Clark Trail)
  • 83 South
  • 212 West
  • US14 West
  • East / 83 South
Our path today was lined alternatively with corn in all stages of growth and bright yellow sunflowers. We were entertained by a yellow crop duster who flew low enough to give us quite an exciting exhibition of flying skill.

Then a flock of geese crossed the road right in front of us. The last two stragglers had to rush in half flight to evade a deadly impact. Talk about up close and personal.

We passed through Strasburg, ND, Lawrence Welk’s place of birth. Ludwig and Christina Welk built their homestead in 1893. We did not have the time to stop.

After checking in at the RV park, we walked to the Hutch’s Motel, Cafe & Lounge. The café is a small family-owned establishment. They have been in business since 1967. The food and service were good – I had the specialty, the Hutch Burger. We also stopped into the Sinclair Convenience Store for Bread and Potato Chips – Very Convenient indeed.

New Frontier RV Park was very comfortable, and their internet rocked.

Wildlife Spotted: lots of ducks, a pair of swans, Paul spotted a hawk, geese walking across the street right in front of the beast; small hawk flying to telephone pole.



South Dakota has 4.95 Million Acres of Corn
South Dakota has 4.95 Million Acres of Corn

Beautiful Landscapes Along our Route
Beautiful Landscapes Along our Route

Missouri River Bridge in Pierre, South Dakota
Missouri River Bridge in Pierre, South Dakota

The Blanket of Sunflowers in the Fields Were Spectacular
The Blanket of Sunflowers in the Fields Were Spectacular

I Could Not Resist this Dilapidated Wood Home
I Could Not Resist this Dilapidated Wood Home

The Pebble Drive In is a Small Business in Herreid, SD.
The Pebble Drive In is a Small Business in Herreid, SD.

Lots of Water with Lots of Ducks in SD
Lots of Water with Lots of Ducks in SD

Setting up Camp in Spot 3 - New Frontier RV Park
Setting up Camp in Spot 3

The Hutch Cheese Burger Deluxe - Presho, SD
The Hutch Cheese Burger Deluxe

We Really Like This RV Park - New Frontier RV Park
We Really Like This RV Park

Love this Camp Sign - New Frontier RV Park
Love this Camp Sign

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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