(Chuck) We are in Mitchell , SD at the Cabela’s parking lot. Last night was in Yankton, SD at a beautiful Corp of Engineers park. We arranged to meet Gary and Nancy Asplund at Cottonwood Campground. It was a nice visit with old friends however a local “Riverboat Days” celebration has caused the area to be full of locals and we were only able to get a site for one night. Today we moved here to Cabela’s and we are not sure where we will be tomorrow. It will be on the way west towards the Black Hills , however there is another problem which makes if hard to find a place to stay in the Black Hills. Yes, it is the Sturgis Motorcycle event. All places to stay in the Sturgis area will be full also, so we may not be able to get into the area until Sunday.
(Jan) This morning at Cottonwood CG we road bikes over to the Gavins Point Dam. All fourteen gates were flowing and the resulting roar and tumult was amazing! This afternoon in Mitchell we walked through the Corn Palace and then stayed to watch the film. It’s an interesting place. And tonight we did a Walmart run and then rode our bikes around the area here and walked around the Cabela’s Building. So tonight our legs are pretty tired! As we’re boondocking tonight, we’re grateful for a nice cool breeze and temps in the lower 70’s; good sleeping weather. Tomorrow we’ll head further west.