Location: Green Tree’s Crazy Woman Campground, Gillette, Wyoming
Dates: Sept. 10 to 11, 2017
After leaving the rally in Red Lodge, Montana, our next stop was in Gillette, Wyoming. We arrived mid-afternoon. After setting up the rig, we went to the gas station and the grocery, then back to the trailer for dinner.
We were anxiously watching the news reports and our security camera on our site in Florida as Hurricane Irma passed through the state. Even though the eye of the hurricane practically passed right over our place, we didn’t have any damage. Some aluminum trim blew off a neighbor’s RV port and landed next to our car (not on the car). Also, our car cover blew off but is still wrapped around the rear tire. We’ll clean up when we get there next week.
Malcolm got up early and took the truck to the Ford dealer across the street from the campground. It was due for an oil change and we thought it might be time for brakes on it. Mid-morning, Malcolm dropped off a payment for a second night’s stay but the truck was done about 10:30 since it didn’t need brakes yet. We called the office (they weren’t in yet) and told them to void out the check for the second night’s stay.
We went ahead and rolled on out around 11:00 am and headed on east.
Location: Arrow Campground, Wall, South Dakota
Dates: Sept. 11 to 12, 2017
We took a little shorter drive today since we left Gillette later than we usually leave on a travel day. We arrived around 4:00 PM, got the trailer set up and headed out to fuel up the truck. We also walked around Wall Drug for a while, eating dinner in their diner. We ended up back at the trailer for the rest of the evening.
We packed up and headed out fairly early from Wall since we had a longer drive to our next stop.
Location: Sioux City North KOA, North Sioux City, South Dakota
Dates: Sept. 12 to 13, 2017
On our way through South Dakota, we stopped at the rest area near Chamberlain. This time last year they had just unveiled this statue, named “Dignity”, that we didn’t notice through here last year. Tomorrow (Sept. 13) was to be her first birthday.
We arrived at the North Sioux City KOA late in the afternoon since it was a longer driving day. After getting set up, we took one of our quilts over to the laundry to wash it (Callie had thrown up on it the other night).
After doing our laundry, Malcolm grilled dinner while he flushed out the black tank and emptied the gray tanks. We left the truck hitched to the trailer for tonight’s stop. Tomorrow, it’s on to the Illinois-Iowa border.
So when you leave the trailer hitched up do you bring down the leveling jacks manually or allow it to auto level?
Sorry for the delayed response. When we stay hooked up, we bring the jacks down manually. I would be afraid of the trailer trying to lift the truck while leveling the front-to-back direction. If the site is pretty level side-to-side, we may only deploy the front jacks.