The plan was to leave our site at Keyhole State Park about 10:30 so that we could get to the dump station and dump and be on the road at 11:00. After very carefully pulling out of our site (the road is on such a slope that the driver’s side front jack wanted to skim across the gravel road) at 10:08 and getting to the dump station just as another camper was finishing up, Michael dumped the gray & black tanks and we pulled out at 10:25…well ahead of schedule.
As we were driving out of the park we came across two deer on the side of the road. I was able to capture a couple of pictures of the one on my side of the truck as she hopped a fence and ran off.
We had just 116 miles to travel today as our destination was Ellsworth AFB on the east side of Rapid City, South Dakota. The trip was quick and uneventful. We passed through one spurt of construction and watched the clouds to the south that looked like they held rain and wondered if they were gonna get us. They didn’t!
We pulled into the Ellsworth AFB FamCamp just before 1:00 pm and were sited in site 31 in a section of the park that has been newly added. They’re working on adding more sites across from us as well. The park is nothing fancy but will certainly work for $20 per night for full-hookup. We’re here for 4 nights and then we will continue our trek east.
It was nice to have such a short travel day. We were ‘home’ and relaxing by 2:00 pm, grilled some brats for dinner and enjoyed a relaxing evening watching TV. The rain finally caught up with us about 7:30 or so…it came down in sheets along with thunder & lightening! We’re expecting rain every day that we’re here so we’ll have to venture out in the rain to see or do anything. Oh, well! We have umbrellas!