Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Heading through Montana to South Dakota

We decided to hightail it from Montana to South Dakota to assist our daughter in a move (oh joy!). Fortunately, we still found many interesting sites to take a look at.

First, while fueling up near I-90 in Montana, this old Winnebago truck camper pulled in -- on a trailer! Winnebago made these (and travel trailers) many years ago, but this is the first one I have ever seen. Today, Winnie only makes motorhomes. This makes for an interesting trailer for sure!

When getting fuel, we noticed the Wheat Montana Bakery home store location. Wow - what a store for those who love baked goods and supplies. Naturally, we tried a small sample with some great coffee, which fortified us for our drive to South Dakota.

We spent a couple days in Deadwood, which is always a fun stop. This true old west town now features gambling and other entertainment, but retains its 1880's flavor. We took the trolley from Whistler's Gulch RV Park downtown which makes for easy transportation with no parking problems.

Here is a picture of Deadwood's mainstreet. Notice the brick pavers in the street and the period buildings. The entire town is listed on the National Historic Registry.

Of course, the big claim to fame for Deadwood is that James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was murdered while playing cards -- right here! Wild Bill's grave is in the Deadwood Cemetery (next to Calamity Jane) and it really adds interest to this wild west town.

Finally, we stopped at Wall Drug Store where Orinda had to try out the famous Jackalope. They sure grow them big in Wall!

1 comment:

squawmama said...

Looks like you guys had such a great time in Deadwood... Loved your photos...

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