Summer 2019 - Another Trip Around the Big Circle travel blog

Stop along the Way


Our drive from Bismarck to Rapid City, was for us, a long one. The shortest route between the two towns was about 310 miles. But our Phaeton GPS, knowing we are a motor home, sent us out I-94 and then south on US 81, and then back east on I-90, resulting in more than 350 miles of travel. The trip was desolate and mostly flat to rolling hills. We stopped to switch drivers at a remote little store called "The Mercantile." The place was interestingly quirky, We had some ice cream before moving on.

We arrived after 5pm at the Rapid City/Black Hills KOA and were escorted to our long pull-thru site 124. We quickly determined that our Sprint hotspot was going to be of no value in Rapid City and the KOA wifi is marginal. So, there was no Netflix for us.

The weather wasn’t great on Friday and Saturday so those were quiet days. We did catch “Rocketman” at the movie theater on Friday and did mass and dinner on Saturday.

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