Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Finally a Meeting

Hi all,
Back when we still had the stix n bricks home and doing research on this full time RV thing we would read blogs of others who either were doing it already or planning on it. One of the blogs Wendy stumbled on was www.owensontheroad.blogspot.com. It is wrote by a couple, Laurel and George from Pennsylvania who were planning to full time about the same time we were. As we followed along with their planning stages and we were progressing with ours it became ironic how close our plans were. Laurel and I even retired on the same day and we headed out for adventure at about the same time.
 As we went about our travels we continued to follow each others blogs but our paths just never seemed to meet until now. George and Laurel have been working in Custer at what was once Flintstone campground now called Buffalo Ridge Campground. We talked and decided a drive up to Deadwood would make a nice day.
 We got to their campground and with only a quick introduction we felt like we have been friends for a long time.
 To keep this short we had a great day checking out Days of 76 Museum, a winery, had drinks and lunch while listening to some cool music. On the way home we stopped for dessert at The Chunky Chipmunk and then enjoyed a little more chatting back where our day began.

Fun fact- these wagons are taken out for the 4th of July parade every year.

 We had a great time meeting them and recommend you check out their blog for a nice report of our day.
 This year Wendy and I have both been doing the volunteer thing at Custer where last year Wendy was a paid attendant working 8 to 5 and me hosting 5 to 9. While we thought it was okay at the time it is nice to both be on the same schedule and we both have off until 5pm every day.
 It allows us to check out weekend events like the fairs and festivals. So far we have checked out the Custer County Fair, The Central State Fair at Rapid City and recently the Wine, Brew, and BBQ festival at Hill City.

The W,B,&BBQ fest was pretty cool, featured some of the local beer and wine crafters along with 20 or more BBQ'ers competing for $10,000 in prizes. Festival goers bought tokens giving small samples of the different BBQ. We had a great time and were stuffed when we left.)


  1. Good post. We look forward to meeting you two down the road!

  2. I'm so glad we finally met! Hopefully we can continue to see you somewhere down the road, and for sure get together for breakfast sometime before we leave :)

  3. Thanks for the great blog about following other people's blogs. It is so much fun to meet up and get to know other full timer RVers and swap stories (and make new ones!). So happy to hear you took the leap, and now are enjoying what full-time RV living is all about. Keep on with your great spirit of adventure. Who knows who you'll meet next!?

  4. They met me hee hee! Glad we ran into you here at Custer State Park see you down the road again someday I expect!