Made it to South Dakota and we are now officially residence and have SD drivers licenses. Registering the “new” jeep was not trouble at all. Of course when things go to smooth something much happen it is simply how life works. The coach has been harder to get registered, but at least we are not driving it around. We will need to take it to get it weighed before registering. All paperwork/emblems on the bus have maximum allowed weight not weight empty. This matters because our annual renewal price will be based on the empty weight. We cant find this information and although it is not empty by far we will weigh as is and use for registration purposes. Tanks will be empty.
Thank goodness the Jeep went easy, we had really not used it since Silt, CO because no registration = no insurance = don’t drive. At least we are able to explore and will register the coach before we move it again.
Driving up the eastern side of Wyoming was uneventful, we saw many more cows than we did people. It was really interesting how we have been surrounded (or at least in view) of sizable mountains ever since west TX and as soon as we crossed the Rocky Mountains, we are in the plains. Open land as far as you can see to the east. There are trees, but the rolling hills are so large that the trees look like toys or the land is just plain flat.
Another strange thing, they/we (we are S. Dakotans now) have National Grass Lands more than SD really there are a lot of Grass Lands look it up…. Never really knew that or would have thought of that, but there are millions of acres of grass land. There is grass under the pine trees in the forest. There is grass, that I would have gladly paid for to grow under my oak trees on Friendly Lane, every where. It is soooo green it is amazing. Every where looks like a golf course and it is cow pastures.
We are currently in Hermosa, SD just south of Rapid City and east of the Black Hills of SD. We’re near Mt Rushmore and the campground has some of the rejects from that project in the front yard. They are really quite good, not sure why or where they came from, but nice yard ornaments for the week.
Grass lands… we are so glad that Hailey has the John Deere and that we don’t have to mow any part of this.
Black Hills, you are in the fields and hills and all of a sudden there is this. Much better for me driving and walking around with trees around. Although there are drops it is not STRAIGHT DOWN for 1,500 ft, it is sloped with trees and some underbrush that may break your fall?? So long as your are not mountain climbing which we are not.
Home in SD for now, Peach and Love!!!