Our Visit to Deadwood, S. Dakota

Main Street in Deadwood, S. Dakota.

Yesterday we walked the streets of Deadwood, South Dakota, the only city in the nation officially designated as a National Historic Landmark. Deadwood is known for colorful past and for its casinos. If you’re interested in Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, or the well-preserved history of a genuine old-west town, this is a place you’ll want to visit.

Paleo Chicken Salad

Eating Paleo on the road.

One of the reasons we chose our Class A motorhome was for its kitchen. I follow a Paleo diet plan and that means lots of organic, fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and nuts. We eat very well and we almost always eat at home. To make this work on the road, I need a reasonable size refrigerator/freezer, an oven that works, plenty of storage space, and enough counter surface to prepare meals from scratch. Ruby has it – and I enjoy cooking in her kitchen!

Nature’s Wrath

lidhail copyLast evening while we were out exploring a severe thunderstorm came through the area and as a result it dumped golf ball sized hail on the RV Park where we were staying. This morning while opening the bathroom ceiling vent cover, Shari noticed a hole in the cover. Further inspection from above showed not only one hole, but a section of the edge lip broken off as well. With the possibility of more bad weather, mostly rain this cover needed immediate repair or replacement.

Don’t Burn The Grass

exhaudtheatdiffuserMany RV Parks take great pride in their lawns, grassy fields and other green spaces so they prefer that those of you who are using a generator to take precautions to prevent the hot exhaust from burning the grass. A simple way to prevent that is by creating a heat diffuser from a metal trash can lid.

I have a metal five gallon trash can that I use outside of the RV. (It can double as a means to tote water or sand in case of an emergency. There used to be a requirement to have such a container and a shovel while camping in National Forest Service areas.) By using the lid, placed on top of either a board, rocks, bricks or wood…anything to insulate the metal lid from the grass, it will diffuse and act as a heat sink to keep the hot exhaust from damaging the grass. Its simple and effective and the items shown multitask which is something you want when trying to conserve space and weight.

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