Fish n’ Fry 🎣 South Dakota

Well the morning started with a soft tire on the dolly. The left side, it was the right side that blew a couple of weeks ago. So we went to Big Horn tire and they said the tire was just a little low on air. So now at 10 am we are finally on the rode. South Dakota is a short trip today at 172 miles.

On the road again 🎵🎵
Refineries
Incredible
Robert Redford are you there?
Beautiful
Interesting 😁
Welcome to the Blackhills
A new farm house
Starting to come into the town
Big water park
We arrived!!!
Fishing anyone??
Entry
Trout pond
Here we go….fishing for supper 😁
Got ya!
Kiss the fish…lol
Fried trout in cornmeal!! Yummy!
David had fried chicken
On the way back to the RV….tranquil

It was really great to see Kevin and Marie again. Boy do they work hard here..phew they don’t stop. Marie cooked our dinners to perfection, the trout was really awesome, delicious.

We finally got settled in and actually went to bed early for us, 9 – 9:30 pm. Zzzzzz

Buffalo Wy…. a one nighter…😁

Left Livingston Montana and finally made it to Buffalo wy. It took us 6 hours. When I was making an arrival check I noticed that the tire on the dolly was low, ?? Leak or new tire needed? Will have tire garage check in the morning.

Yellowstone River
Part of the Rockies
Refineries
Flat!!
Looks like green velour
Welcome to Wyoming
Entering Sheridan
Unusual gold building? Gym
Pretty!
Beautiful lake

Tomorrow we head toward Deadwood, South Dakota. We will have some down time before our Badlands tour.

Geothermal soaking

A nice relaxing day…Yellowstone Hot Springs!! There were 3 sections, 1 hot pool at a 106 degrees, the 2nd pool 100, the 3rd was a cold water pool at 65 degrees! I didn’t go into the cold one brrrrr. The weather was sunny and about 68 degrees although the wind was crazy. We left a little early due to the wind, dust and sand. We had a wonderful time and my skin is silky smooth.

In the middle of the mountains
Pool brown due to minerals

Area was beautifully decorated.

David enjoying the hot pool ❤
Where we sat 🪑

We chilled the rest of day. We did start to get ready to leave Livingston, Montana for Buffalo, Wyoming. We will be only staying 1 night then Fish and fry in Deadwood, South Dakota for 12 days, going to meet up with friends.

Montana…Yellowstone National Park

Two straight days of driving really did me in so today we are taking a rest day off from traveling. We did go grocery shopping and picked up propane for the grill.

Atmosphere is clearer today
Such beauty
Mountains of Christmas trees

Up bright and early to go Yellowstone national park! Lunches made, snacks and water packed. Peanut all squared away. Let’s GO!!!

Headed into the mountains
I love the farm houses on the prairie
Beauty in rolls of hay stacked
Snow capped mountains
Majestic
Yellowstone river
Hiding the sign 😪
Arch at beginning of the park
Even on hot grounds flowers flourish
Waterfalls at Golden gate
A dragon fly visit
Bison
Steam coming from the ground
A lot of dead vegetation
Boiling water
Monument geyser basin
Beautiful hot (175+ degrees) pools
Pothole
Resting bison
Old Faithful starting
Spouting off
Spectacular!!
Leaving Yellowstone Park
A final goodbye ❤

It was a wonderful day. Long 8 hour day though. Saw some beautiful scenery and unique sights. The roads are windy and the speed limit in many sections is 35 mph. So if you visit you might break up the visiting over several days.

Montana…bound!

Once again we got up early and we had to back track 3 miles for gas. So that was a 6 mile delay. Oh this morning I saw a beautiful bird, so I have North American bird book, I looked it up and it was a yellow billed Magpie.

I wasn’t fast enough with the camera
Leaving Idaho
Miles and miles of green fields
Numerous factories along the way
Going down road jig a jig
Make a wish! Bales of hay!
Beautiful soft green rolling hills
Quaint farms
Train trestle
Montana Continental Divide
Snow capped mountains
Going through the mountains
Beautiful lake
Another factory
Montana mountains
View from our front window at the campsite
View from the side window mooo!

Well, we finally got all settled. We had a glass of red wine and then I started supper. Shrimp scampi with thin spaghetti, topped with parmesan cheese and of course another glass of merlot. Ahhhhhh Relaxed the rest of the evening. David went to the main office to see about any pamphlets on things to do. So far we got Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

Idaho stop over

We started off pretty well this morning leaving a little after 9 am.

Headed out of the city
3 engines on these long western trains
Leaving Salt Lake City
Factory on the outskirts of the city
How Peanut travels zzzzz
Headed to Idaho
That’s one big bull
Yeah a stop soon!
A small lake
Across the street from the RV entrance. 🤣

We got to the RV park about 1:45 pm. Got settled quickly, had lunch and lastly a nap….happiness

Tonight we made supper, David made a salad, I cooked the chicken and butternut squash. Watched a little TV and sweet dreams…..zzzz. oh, Montana tomorrow now….zzzz. 😴

Last day at Salt Lake City

It was a on and off again debate today about going to the 2002 Olympic Park. Well about 11 am we finally decided to go. Hi ho off to the Olympics we go.

On the way to the village
Entrance to Olympic Park
2002 Olympic logo
Entrance to Olympic museum
Just hanging around…lol
Through the years
Downhill and cross country skiers
Ski jumps
Landing pool
They get soaked before jumping
Getting ready to jump
Video ski jump

So after watching the future Olympians, we went over to the bobsled. David wanted to try it. Ahhhh

On display bobsled
David read to go
Here he comes!!
Yeah!!
Bronze medal it is !!

Time for lunch…..yummy

Leaving the Olympic Park

We found a bar, the Red Rock Brewery.

Appetizer Calamari
Roasted cauliflower….spicy 🔥
On the way to look at RVs

After we took a ride to General RV to look at some RVs. They said that inventory is low. Wow they were right they only had 2 new class A and NO used Class A. Disappointing 😪

It was pretty laid back after we got home. We chilled and had KFC for dinner. Tomorrow we head to Idaho. Zzzzzz sweet dreams 🛏😴

Day 2 SLC…tabernacle

Today I woke up really early today, 6 am. Had coffee then planned our route home. Phew…done! We should be arriving home around July 8th mid to late afternoon. Off we went to the Tabernacle for the noon organ rehearsal. Bumped into 2 young ladies that were doing missionary work for the church. They informed us that since Covid everything related to the Tabernacle has been closed. Just a little disappointing. We did get to peek through the windows and saw the huge pipe organ.

The buildings around the city are fascinating.

Ribbon like metal overlooks the road
Statute at the creek city mall in Temple Square
One of the water fountain at the mall
Administrative offices of the church
Building next to the Tabernacle
Renovations on the Tabernacle
The gardens are beautiful
Looking down the street
Assembly Hall
Side of Assembly Hall
A picture of the inside where the pipe organ is housed.
On the way back to the car
Stream right in middle of the mall
Trolley cars
Trinity Greek Orthodox church

On our way for lunch. We decided to have some Lebanese food.

Biker statutes are all over the city
Yummy
Appetizer plate, beet dip, muhammara, and baba ghannouj

Lamb meatballs and falafel with herb sauce
Afternoon cocktail with lunch, red Lebanese wine

It was another wonderful day adventuring. Oh I almost forgot while we were at the mall David got his glasses fix and while he did that I went to the chocolate store!!

Holy Pecan Caramel Apple!!!

I am so lucky to be on this adventure!!

Day 1 Great Salt Lake

On the way to Great Salt Lake
Concert venue
Across the street
1st sight of the Great Salt Lake
Entrance
Map of lake
Antelope Island
2002 Olympics (shadow included)
On the observation deck
Lava rocks
On out skirts of lake
Regular rock next to Lava rock
A happy camper ❤
Headed into the city
Rice- Eccles Stadium
Front of stadium
Torch for 2002 Olympics

After we saw the Olympic torch we went to lunch at Chuck – A – Rama and then rode around looking at some of the buildings. Finally back to the campground and a well deserved nap! Zzzzzz

Came across a PRIDE festival all set up and ready to go June 1st through the 7th.

So after our nap we chilled for awhile then went swimming. We used the hot tub for awhile too…..ahhhhhh!

A large pool!
Temperature today 90
Hot tub

I have to say I am truly enjoying this retirement lifestyle. Let’s see what tomorrow brings, it always an adventure! 🚙

Moving on … Salt Lake city

Today we started out with delicious donuts from Donutville here in Cedar city. Then we watched The Hunt for Red October. Lastly we got ready for tomorrow’s departure.

Donutville donuts…yummy!
Still a good movie

Last night when I went to get a couple of movies. The front desk attendant gave me a couple of koozies.

From Geico…lol

OK today’s chuckle….. we got up and started to get everything ready to leave for Salt Lake city. So about an hour into the drive I asked what the date was, David said June 1st. We’ll I started laughing, he asked what was so funny? I said we were suppose to stay in Cedar city till June 2. 🤣 So now I have to call Salt Lake city koa to see if they have room for us coming a day earlier. Luckily they did …. phew!

Scenery on the way to Salt Lake city
A lot of cattle farms
A lot more green on the mountains
A beautiful lake at the bottom of the mountains
Snow capped mountains
??? Church or government building???
Part of the local aquarium

Well we finally arrived and got settled. We had dinner from a little Mexican restaurant that was right on the KOA property. It was a delicious surprise. Tomorrow a trip to the Great Salt Lake.