2011 Trip - Day 103
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Friday, July 29 - Gettysburg, SD- 165.1 miles, 17,070.2 for the trip
Last night it started to rain a little before sunset. Not as hard as yesterday, and just as the sun was setting it broke through under the clouds. Made a very nice rainbow. Photo doesn't do it justice - it is one of the few I've seen that is visible from end to end.
I didn't do any records for distance today, just 165 miles. Today I broke 17K miles for the trip. I stopped at Pelican Lake Recreation Area a little southwest of Watertown, SD for the night. An electric only site for $18.00 plus a $4.00 fee for entering the park. A nice, large site not too far from the bathrooms which, by the way, include showers. Last night's "Resort" didn't actually have bathrooms. The building I thought was a bathroom was just storage. The only one available was the one in the gas station at the entrance to the complex.
I ran into an interesting problem on US 212 - a dead skunk was in the middle of the road (one of my favorite "tune up a sound system" songs by Loudon Wainwright III) and although both the RAV4 & trailer passed over it, unfortunately, the safety chains didn't. Can you say STINK? And, did you ever try to wash chains, particularly at a site without water? I hope I can find a car wash tomorrow that is large enough for the trailer.
The rest of today will be spent doing nothing. Seems I do a lot of that lately! Sooner or later I'll be getting back to the Oswego routine. If I get back soon enough I might be able to postpone "routine" since Spiedie Fest in Binghamton starts on August 4th. It's a great place to take photographs!
Sunset & Rainbow
Site H3, Pelican Lake, SD
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