Agate Fossil Beds and Fort Robinson

June 2018

On the way to Rapid City, I stopped at the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

Wonderful museum and a nice hike up to the beds. Plenty of RV parking.

Then on up to Harrison NE where they have a very nice city park with 2 spaces with electric and water and showers and restrooms in the park. Donation Box.

Next stop was Fort Robinson State Park by chance. I was on my way and there it was. They have camping, lodging food, and wonderful museums. The Grounds are large so be prepared for a good hike. This area has a wealth of information on Red Cloud one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Lakota from 1868 to 1909.

Next Stop Rapid City SD

My Toad died

June 2018

I hooked up my little sunshine Fiat 500L that I have pulled for three years in Denver, and when I landed in Cheyenne to visit my mother for a few days, I unhooked and had no clutch there it was just stuck on the floor.

This car survived Hurrican Harvey without a scratch but not our highways.

Good Sam Roadside picked her up, and I will await results.

So now I have my blue ox and brake controller in a side compartment until I decide what is next.

Next Stop Rapid City, SD

Still not out of Texas

June 2018

From Bandera, I had to stop in Robert Lee  (where my late husband and I bought a small ranch in the middle of nowhere) to take care of some business.

If you are ever passing through from Abilene to San Angelo take a drive down route 158 from US HWY 277 to US HWY 87 and enjoy the view.

Then on to Post and the Post View RV Park which is an older park but still has good full hookups. Post is the Garza county seat and was established by CW Post the cereal guy in 1907. Neat Museum and Old Mill Trade Days https://www.oldmilltradedays.com/on the second weekend of the month from March – December. I have done this market with merchandise and with food and it is always a good market with lots of variety.

One night in Amarillo and then out of Texas.

I love the plains so I always go straight up from Amarillo on US Hwy 87 to 287 to 385. Just make sure everything is secured it’s rough going through OK.

And I like to stay outside Lamar at Sportsmans RV Park and Horse Motel  http://www.rvandhorses.com, another older park with reasonable rates and good hookups.

Leaving Lamar heading to Denver I had to stop twice because of wind, remember to slow down or pull over on the plains the winds are vicious.

Denver is busy and in the summer it is hard to find a space without far in advance reservations, I was lucky enough to secure 2 nights at Prospect RV Park  http://www.prospectrv.com . Right off I-70 and fairly close where my sister lives.

She took me on a road tour of Lookout Mountain and Central City and on to lunch in Nederland.

 

My sister takes photography seriously and is very good at it.

Next Stop Cheyenne, Wyoming.

AND OFF WE GO.

June 14, 2018

Leaving Rockport Texas was bittersweet.  Hurricane Harvey forever changed the future of Rockport and me and mine.

For the first time in my life, I have no schedule. And only my social security check as a stable income.

I do not plan on moving fast or more than a couple hundred miles at a time.

First Stop

Bandera Texas the Cowboy Capital of Texas

This sculpture is across from the http://pioneerriverresort.com/

Where I always stay when I am passing through this area. On the River and within walking distance food and fun.