The weather here has been on and off, many days of rain and cool 60's with a couple nice 80 degree
days mixed in. It is great seeing lush green fields and trees but planning days off with something to do in the rain gets tough. Oh well, guess we can't change the weather.
Campground is starting to run full most nights. We get request from campers to change sites to be close to other family and wonder if they couldn't be together when they made the reservation how they think we can put them together now. Switching is about impossible as everyone's stays are different. We have 42 sites and average about 16 out each day with 16 new ones arriving. And different from most campgrounds it doesn't change on weekends, just as many leave on Friday and Saturday. And Sunday is no big exodus day.
Monday we took a short ride to explore Lakota Lake, it is located along Iron Mountain Road north of the park. In Black Hills National Forest it is just a day use only park. The water was quite muddy from all the recent rains. I cast a few times and managed to land one decent trout which was released. Might be a good lake for the kayak someday.
The local bar The Moonshine Gulch Saloon is quite the place indeed. It looked interesting from the outside and the inside upheld the image. Money tacked to the ceiling in one area, hats on another and shirts signed by what I assume locals in another area.. There was a mix of antique and assorted memorabilia about and we can't forget a few brassieres to put the finishing touch.
Quite the family run business we were greeted by a boy of about 10, ordered our meal from grandpa, got served by a girl of about 12 and think the dad was the cook. And the family dog was napping on the floor nearby.
|about all there is to Rochford|
We continued our exploring drive and checked out Deerfield Lake. It is a pretty lake that has two national forest campgrounds on it.