Monday, May 5, 2014

We have Arrived

We left April 13, from Casa Grande, Az. We traveled over 1400 miles, went thru 5 states, stayed at 3 Elks lodges, 1 County park, 1 State Park, 1 City Park, 2 Private Yards , and 1 National Park campground.  This included  stretches of highway with the following:
40 mph cross winds between Trinidad & Pueblo, CO.
Head winds of 35 mph between Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.
And another series of head winds into Cheyenne, WY.

Diesel Fuel Cost was $710, Da Girls Rv Avg, 8.16 MPG, and drank 189 Gal. of fuel. 

As we pulled into Custer State Park Office, a greeting committee was on hand. They even took time off from work to say Hi.  (A nice herd of Bighorn Sheep)
Our first stop was being introduced to Craig (Manager), Dee (coordinator), and Lance (Supervisor) who was out doin supervisory stuff.  Once we were signed in, received our Camp Bible, loaded up with flashlights, name tags, shirts, hats, sweatshirts and rain coats we were on our way back to the rig set up in Wind Cave National Parkto load up and head out to the Blue Bell Lodge & Campground.

We took Hwy 87 north off of Hwy 385, however before we arrived with jeep in towed, we stumbled upon just a glimpse of what was in store for us.
Wild Turkey in the center crossing over a log and lots of deer and Pronghorns (similar in appearance to antelope).  Many Prairie Dogs along the way also.
As we arrived  into the campground we were greeted by

We leave you with this last photo.  If you look closely in the center, you will see a newborn buffalo calf laying on the ground next to momma.  Looked smaller than a beef calf.
And finally a view of what is to come. Taken from our front door where we are parked for the summer.

Della, has given her "Seal of Approval"
Della is sending an invite to all of our friends to come and visit us during the summer. She is willing to let you stay in her 2 room tent and enjoy the surrounding areas. 

P.S.  Boomer, Lucy, Tank & Gracie , please come and visit me, Della.

Safe Travels and Journeys
Susan, Dale, Della & Tilly