Cedar Pass at Badlands National Park and Hot Springs Fire Tower


From Custer State Park we drove Shana east through Rapid City to Cedar Pass campground at Badlands National Park. We were planning to checkout downtown Rapid City, so when our car started making a clunking sound near there it ended up being a necessary visit to downtown Rapid City. A bolt on one of the … [Read more…]

Blue Bell at Custer State Park with Devil’s Tower, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse


To accomplish our goal of visiting all 48 continental United States we left Makoshika State Park for North Dakota. We crossed the state line and stopped at the Beach interstate exit, so we technically went to a beach this summer! In Beach, we got coffee at Badlands Barista and Boutique, which is an espresso bar … [Read more…]

Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole & Mike Harris Creek Campground


After a surprise encounter with a wild grizzly bear at Yellowstone National Park, we packed up and headed to Idaho. Our trip took us from Yellowstone to the Grand Tetons National Park. We were immediately greeted with a gorgeous mountain landscape reflecting perfectly from a mirror lake. With plans to spend time in Jackson Hole, … [Read more…]

Bridge Bay Campground at Yellowstone


The campsites at Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone are primitive. They include a variety of heavily wooded to open field sites that are mostly on uneven pavement without electricity or water. Most are in some proximity to at least one tree and a bathroom. The bathrooms are heated with several stalls and sinks although they … [Read more…]

Robidoux RV Park at Scotts Bluff National Monument

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Shana, our 1958 Shasta Airflyte Deluxe, needed some repair and interior design before embarking on a 6,600 mile trip cross country. Her driver side wall had shifted off the trailer base and was slowly sagging, so using two jacks we lifted the wall back into place and sent three bolts from the exterior wall through … [Read more…]