Sunday, July 12, 2020

Until next time.....

6:47 am - Sunday - July 12th - Keystone, SD - 52° F, 80% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the north by cover this morning with a forecast high today of 87° F.....the view this morning......↴

....the past 2+ weeks have flown!  Here we are at July 12th and it is time to roll our wheels once again.  We will be, and have been saying our 'until next times' the past couple of days, and within 2 hours Keystone will begin to fade in our rear view camera as we head back north to the I-90 corridor.

Saturday was our last full day in Keystone as we finalized the putting away of our stuff, organizing the interior of the Newell for travel, and the trailer as well.  Around 11:30 am we walked south on US-16A to meet Rich and Marnie at Halleys West (Yelp gives them 4.5 stars on 16 reviews....we'd be around 4) for our last lunch.....

 Last lunch.....Halleys West can get a Buffalo Burger with fry's for $8....pretty good deal....TLE and I split one of those, as well as a 'side salad'.  The conversation, as always, was wide ranging with just a tad bit of bitter sweetness thrown in for good measure.  We spent 9 months working for Rich and Marnie at RORVR, and became good friends.  Being able to spend these past two weeks with them has been a real tonic, and we are so grateful to have had the full hookups in exchange for a few hours of work.  Rich had to be at work by 1 pm, so around 12:45 pm we began to walk back north on US-16A.....we took our last 'footie' next to a bronze statue in front of one of the hotels......

Last 'footie'.... 8 pm (after the sun had passed behind Mt. Rushmore) we stowed all the awnings, and I disconnected our sewer and water.....all that keeps us connected to site #3 is our electrical umbilical cord......

 Our site for two weeks will soon be vacant once again

.....we have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this little community over the past two weeks, and look forward to returning again sometime down the road....who knows where that "long and winding  road" will lead us?

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