Sunday, May 27, 2012

Here We Sit.........

WOW, what a trip!………Here it is Sunday morning and we are sitting at a roadside pull-off 30 miles from our place near Custer, SD.  It is a beautiful morning, the temperature is 47 degrees and the sun is shining.  It has been quite an enjoyable trip and everything has worked beautifully.

First day we made it to our destination of Gooseneck State Park in South Eastern Utah as planned………(354 miles)
Second day we did as planned and made it to Vernal, UT and stayed at the Elks club……..Great place and friendly folks…..(343 miles)
Third day (yesterday) we went through the Flaming Gorge area and up into Wyoming……. across to Lander and Riverton. Beautiful country!!

We planned on staying at the Wind River Casino last night. We arrived there about 1:30 pm,  got all set up and went inside.  Ms. Pat and I are not impressed by the many Casinos we have seen. The smoke kills us and gambling doesn’t tickle our fancy in the least.  There were bad storm warnings out for the Casper, WY area for today and we decided not to wait around for them.  Besides, both of us were anxious to get home.  I felt like driving on and Ms. Pat agreed we would just go on until we got tired.

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Here we are last night at 7:30pm after traveling 531 miles. We were only 30 miles from our place. It was getting dark fast and there were some curvy mountain roads ahead.  Ms. Pat didn’t want to get home after dark, so we agreed to shut it down for the day and go on in today. Rollie and Gina may remember this spot on Hwy 16 just East of Newcastle, WY almost to the South Dakota state line. We directed them to this super pull off one late night as they were coming back to our place.

Now we are anxious to get on home this morning and it is a beautiful day. We will have the entire day to get all set up and move into our great little Cabin. So the Blog will be short this morning as I just wanted to let you all know it was a great trip and we made it in fine shape.  I continue to be impressed with this great Foretravel Motorhome and the way it handles.

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

I’m a little tired but glad to be back to these beautiful hills of South Dakota...Our "little piece of Heaven".   Praise the Lord for his many Blessings.

Mike

This Blog is Published every Sunday and Wednesday..

12 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Welcome home, Mike and Pat!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Pretty darn nice feeling getting home eh:)) Sometimes the best part of going away is just simply coming home. Always great to get settled in & re-familiarized with everything again.

Couldn't agree with you more about Casinos, gambling & smoke. Just something don't seem right with all that stuff......

Jim said...

wow, 531 miles. you must have heard that lonely Harley calling. glad you had a safe & enjoyable drive north, welcome home.

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

That is a perfect overnight stop. I do remember it and I'm glad that y'all stopped there to keep it safe. It was a very windy day yesterday as we drove west to Grand Junction from Denver. In fact I would have never drove our truck and trailer wind that much wind.
Love and Hugs,
Your Kids

Pam Ridgely said...

Glad you made it back safely. We are having snow in the areas around us.

Sue and Doug said...

welcome home Mike and Pat!..glad you landed safely!.that is a mighty nice looking reststop!!

Janna and Mike said...

I (Janna) am usually the one commenting on your blog but this is Mike's comment to Mike, "that horse sure went to the barn!!!"

Jim and Sandie said...

Happy to hear you're home safe and sound. Have a wonderful summer.

K and D in the RV said...

Good idea to park so close.We quite often park about 1/2 hour drive away from our B.C. spot. so we arrive fresh, and ready to take our time setting up for the longer stay. Way less stress!!! The pullout still looks beautiful!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I can't believe how fast you two made it home and how many miles you can travel without stopping. We did 400 miles one day and about died!

Enjoy the old homestead.

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

So glad that you made it home safe and sound!! We all know that you are glad to be back in South Dakota but you didn't have to make it so fast. I thought you might take a little time and see some things along the way. Guess you were just ready to be in Custer and I can't say I blame you.

Welcome Home!!

daxkitten said...

I started reading your blog 1/2 hour ago and just came up for air. Interesting.

I've added you to my blog reading list.

Susan & Bob
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