Friday, July 9, 2010
Today is moving day and we both have such mixed emotions about moving on. We're excited to continue on our new adventure, but we were taken by surprise when we found that after only four short weeks, we'd become so fond of the people here at Rush-No-More RV Park and Campground in Sturgis, South Dakota.
The campground itself is great and we highly recommend it if you're ever in the area. You can camp out in an RV, a tent, or rent one of their many cabins. The landscape surrounding the campground is beautiful and you're treated to daily wildlife visits of turkey, deer, and occasionally other forms of wildlife, but I never once saw the dreaded rattlesnake mentioned in a previous post here and am so glad about that!!!
The campground has many nice amenities that you can read about online at www.rushnomore.com, but let me tell you about the people who work here. Have you ever heard of work campers? Work campers live rent free at the RV park and in exchange they work (at least here) 3 six hour days a week, answering phones, running the camp store, mowing lawns, weed whacking, cleaning restrooms and laundry rooms, working very hard to make the campground a clean and comfortable place to stay.
Most of them, like us, have decided to sell everything and travel the country in an RV, so we immediately have that one thing in common. But everyone is from such a different background and it has been so much fun getting to know these work camping couples. They are all friendly, lovable people, each with their own, great sense of humor. It's so much fun to hang out with them. All of them are way more experienced with this RV thing than we are, and were willing share valuable technical information on Rving with us, along with the great and not so great places they've stayed across the country. It's difficult to leave these wonderful people and we will surely miss them when we leave.
We had such a great time exploring this area filled with pine covered canyons, trout-filled creeks (not that we ever did catch that trout!), rolling hills filled with roaming cattle, beautiful golf courses, hiking and biking paths, history museums, and many area attractions including Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, The Badlands National Park, and Devils Tower, just to name a few. If you ever come out here, bring a motorcycle if you can, to tour Spearfish and Vanocker Canyons with. You will not be disappointed!
Well, time to start locking down the rig and getting ready for take-off . I'll let you know where we end up next. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these pictures of what seems like a too short visit here.
Roni and Trevor