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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Together Again

Mama says our vacation is over.  Dad is back home.  BOL! 

We stayed at the KOA in Eureka, MO while Dad worked in Florida for 11 days. We normally do not stay at KOA's because they are pretty pricey.  However, Mama said she didn't want to stay at the campground we normally stay when we visit home because she didn't think she would feel safe there without Dad.  The KOA people gave us three nights free along with other KOA discounts, so the price wasn't terrible.

Mama loves Eureka because she lived there for 10 years and it is near so many other places.  She went shopping several times and ate at all her favorite restaurants.

Scout and I enjoyed the campground.  We met two other greyhounds while we were there.  The campground had a decent fenced area.  They had a place for the "city dogs" and another for the "country dogs".  Any idea which one I am?


I am definitely the city dog.

Scout preferred the tree, so she is the country dog.  BOL!


The campground has really nice cabins and they even have a caboose they rent out.

It was occupied almost every day.
Kids can mine for gold, fossils or whatever they might find in a bag that they purchase from the store.  It was pretty popular.
Our site.

Our view.
The park was very busy and we had neighbors most of the time.  We met a lot of nice people.  We had a very large area to walk. There was a cemetery just over the fence from us and Mama and I would stop and read the stones.  Many of the stones were from the 1800's.  Mama finds it interesting because she does genealogy.

Scout was happy when the temperatures cooled down.
Dad came home at midnight on Friday.  I didn't give him the cold shoulder this time.  Saturday, he took us to a meet and greet.  We got to see our friends from GCMO.

Here we are at the meet and greet. It was exhausting!
We left this morning for our next destination.  Mama says we are going to see alpacas.  What are alpacas?

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Happy That His Family Is All Together Again

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We Are Parked!

After driving for five days and over 2,085 miles, we are now parked for a few weeks.  Thank goodness!  We are very tired pups.  So, where are we?  We are back to where we started.  We are near our hometown.  Dad has to fly to Florida for 11 days. It would have taken us an additional three days to drive to Jupiter, so we decided it was best for us to just stay here while he works there.  If he was going for a longer time, we would have gone with him.  It is just too short of a time to justify the time and the cost.  We are near family, friends and an area we know very well.  Our campground is great!  There is a dog park and lots of walking area for us.  There are even two other greyhounds here!  One is from our group, Greyhound Companions Of Missouri. We are near lots of restaurants and shopping, so Mama is happy.  We can receive mail here and bully sticks are on the way to us!  Life is good!

Scout is not happy about the weather.  It is hot and humid.  We are not used to that after spending the summer in Seattle.  I guess it is back to reality for us.

I am not happy that Dad is leaving us again, but he doesn't have a choice. He needs to retire like me.

We may be taking a break from our blog while we are here, so don't worry if you don't see any updates.
Joey,
The Greyhound Who Feels He Is Not Stubborn, But An Independent Thinker

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wall Drug, The Badlands And Us

Excuse our messing typing as we are bouncing down the highway as we write our blog today.

Tuesday night, the folks visited Wall Drug.  The last time they visited was in 1993.  They both thought it seemed different.  Mama remembered it being on the interstate, but she was way off on that.  We could actually see it from our campground.  Wall Drug opened in 1931 but business didn't start booming until 1936.  In 1936 they put up billboards offering free ice water to customers.  You see, there is really not much to stop at on your way to the Badlands or Mount Rushmore.  Today, it is much the same.  It is just miles and miles of fields.  The town of Wall remains very small. They have a grocery store, well, that is what they call it.  Mama shopped there twice and said the selection was very small and the prices were high.  The closest town is Rapid City and it is at least 50 miles away.  No McDonalds or Walmart here.  BOL!  The only fast food is a Dairy Queen.

Oops!  We forgot to show this guy to you.  He was at a rest area.  We never saw his body.



Wall Drug signs are all along the highway once you pass through Rapid City.



Inside Wall Drug.





Historic photos inside Wall Drug.



A chapel inside Wall Drug
As you can see, Wall Drug is much more than just a drug store.  It is full of souvenirs, pictures, animals, a cafe and some odd things.  Yes, there is a small drug store.

Wednesday, the folks visited the Badlands.  They had Sioux Indian Tacos for lunch and they visited the visitors center where a movie was played. 

Prairie dogs





Goats!









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Buddy got really dirty when they went down the dirt road to see the prairie dogs.













The folks also visited a missile silo.  They said it was interesting.

The campground we stayed at had a HUGE dog park.  It was bigger than our old yard.  It was fun!  The campground was pretty plain, but it was great for us and it was priced lower than normal.

South Dakota still doesn't have what we need.  Moving on.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Getting Really Tired On This Trip

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