June 2, 2022

Temperature 58 Degrees, Mix of Sun and Cloud

Mountain View RV Park & Campground

Today was a travel day. We didn’t have a long drive ahead of us so we just took it easy this morning and eventually got on the road at 10 am.

Our intent was to make a stop at Jewel Cave National Monument for one of their cave tours. Ms. Barbara checked the web site which indicated that tours were given every twenty minutes. She also made a call and was likewise told that tours are every twenty minutes. That would fit perfectly into our travel plans.

We arrived at the monument at 10:45 am and found a space big enough for our rig and toad. Once parked off I went to take a cave tour. I arrived at the ticket booth and told them I was there for the scenic cave tour which I understood was given every twenty minutes. However, I was informed that there would only be one tour today and that would be at 1 pm. What! Hey guys I really don’t think you have your act together. We doubled checked and were told one thing only to find out that what we were told was definitely not so. So much for our cave tour.

We got back on the road and headed toward our new home. Some thirty miles later

and we entered yet another new state for us.

Today’s trip was not a long one but somewhat frustrating. We were on a two lane road that went up and down and twisted this way and that. Time after time we got stuck behind either a truck or later two motorcycles that never went over 60 mph – and the speed limit was 70 mph. All I wanted to do was maintain an easy 62/63 mph but that was not to be. Oh well, I finally just took a deep breath and sat back and went with the flow.

A short time later we were at our fuel stop which was just minutes from the RV park we had chosen for our new home. We topped off the tank and headed to our new home.

Minutes later we arrived at Mountain View RV Park and Campground. This is a really nice RV park that is immaculate. The customer service is first rate. We were welcomed like we were long lost family. What a nice feeling.

Our new home for the next four nights. We have a pull-thru, gravel base, reasonably level with all utilities easy to access. Unfortunately, the weather for the next four days does not look good. But no matter we’ll be going sightseeing. Tomorrow it will be Devil’s Tower and then Deadwood after that.

It was interesting to note that when we arrived at around 1 pm the row we were in was almost empty. However, by 3 pm the rigs began rolling in. This is the first time we’ve been surrounded by so many rigs!

Looking at our mileage we’re not quite halfway through our trip. RVTripWizard has our total trip mileage around 8800 miles. To date we’ve covered 3300 miles. We’re getting there. State by state, RV park by RV park. We’re loving every minute of it.

Thanks again for spending some time with us.  It’s always great to be able to share our story with family and friends. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish every moment of every day that God gives you and live those moments to the fullest.

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before


  1. What the heck is wrong with places like that Jewel Cave? It seems all you can do sometimes is shake your head and move on. Well, the good part is your RV park sounds really nice – and that is great. Enjoy Wyoming!


      1. I can understand the understaffed issue. But why don’t they provide accurate information? Nobody to do that either? Oh well. Have fun today – and good luck!


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