Sunday, September 6, 2009

Life just gets better and better!

Life in the Black Hills of South Dakota is about as good as it gets!! I'm sure I've told you before how much we enjoy life up here. We took our Harley up to Deadwood Thursday and rode up Spearfish Canyon road to Spearfish.. It was a beautiful ride and we enjoyed it so much, that we turned around in Spearfish and came right down it again back to Deadwood. Trailering the Bike to Deadwood went well also. How neat it is to just ride the bike into the trailer and lock it into the Chock, step off, strap it down and take off. When you get there, it's very simple to back the bike out of the trailer and go on your way. Like I say, life just gets better and better! Here are some pictures.

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From Spearfish Canyon Bike Ride Sept 2009

Friday evening Pat's oldest daughter Lisa and her husband Randy arrived from Florida. This is their first trip to the Hills. Their flight left Tallahassee early that morning. It had been a long day for them, but they were quite excited to be here. After a Pot Luck dinner in our Toy Barn, they were off to the motel for some much needed rest...and to prepare for an exciting week.


From Our Kids
Here they are parked in our front yard with their rental car...


Earlier Friday, just before noon, our friends Mark and Dale Bruss pulled in.....with their 40' Travel Supreme 5TH wheel and big Red Volvo 770 truck. We have been looking forward to their visit and we quickly got them situated in their "favorite" spot. Now they have the same beautiful view of the Hills and Cathedral Spires out their front door that we do....:-)

Yesterday, after our Hike at Stockade Lake with Lisa and Randy, Mark and I had a project planned. Mark agreed to help me put in a 50amp RV receptacle on the front of our "Toy Barn" (note the new name of our garage), so our visitors can have full power while they are here. Plus, we're going to install several 20amp plugs around the inside and a few lights overhead.
We had a great day and I'm happy to report, we got the 50 amp receptacle installed and Mark is now plugged into it and has FULL 50 amp Power!!! Above, Mark is putting on the final touches of the 50amp breaker box. Isn't that GREAT!!!! Now all we have to do is install about 10 - 12, 20amp plug in receptacles, two switches and 4 light fixtures inside. We'll save that for another day. It's too close to Happy Hour to start another project. :-)

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thank you all for stopping by. Have a Super Labor day weekend and remember...don't forget to tell your kids you love them...they may not be around forever.

We're off to early Church.....

Mike

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5 comments:

Nick Russell said...

50 amp power??? Where do I make my reservations? We love the Black Hills too, and we can understand why you chose to have a place there. It is beautiful!

squawmama said...

Hey Mike, Sounds like you have had a lovely day out there in wonderland. We love that area and will be coming there next spring with our friends. Maybe we can meet up with you guys then. We will be staying at Broken Arrow Campground in Custer. Have a blessed Sunday!

Have Fun & Travel Safe!
Donna

Rick and Paulette said...

Great to hear, and see, that things are going so well there! There sure are a lot of nice things to see and do in the Black Hills area! 50 amp power - visitors are sure going to like that a lot!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Mike and Pat, you just made a whole lot of new friends with RVs with that 50 amp hookup. Maybe you can add a few more hookups and begine to charge by the night! But of course you'll have to get a license / permit, and then put up with the cretins that Nick wrote about in today's blog!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

I remember traveling through that area including Deadwood back in May of 92 but the memories are very faded now so hope to get back out that way again. Maybe next year at this time we can get away earlier. We have a 2002 Honda Shadow Aero 1100 bike so I'm interested in your trailer idea..........