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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

workin' away

Things have seemed a little slower paced here in the Black Hills this year compared to the same time frame last year. That all changed during the week ending with the 4th of July weekend. We had visitors in droves (a good thing!) here at Crazy Horse. I have been very busy at work and am loving my new assignment(s). I am working in the admissions area here and am called upon to do several different duties including doing van tours to the top of the monument, filling in as a bus driver doing tours to the bottom of the mountain, working the information desk as well as playing "banker" to the fine folks working the entrance stations. I have also responded to a couple of medical emergencies putting my knowledge as a former Paramedic back to use. I really don't know what to expect when I clock in and that is the way I like it, I guess that is how I have always worked starting back in my days as a Firefighter/Paramedic and later as a Deputy Sheriff.
A few days ago, as I was manning the information desk, a gentleman came up wanting to purchase a raffle ticket for the 2014 Harley Davidson they are giving away. I noticed he was wearing an "RV Dreams" logo hat. I asked him if he was a fan of Howard and Linda and learned he and his wife were new full time RVers. They had attended an RV Dreams rally and were really enjoying their new lifestyle. He asked me "are you Workin' Rvers?" Yep, that's us! :-) I wish we had gotten more time to talk with him and I would have loved for Rudee to have met them but they were heading back out on the road. Save travels Gene and Eileen, we'll meet up again another day I'm sure.

Our days off consist of doing as much motorcycle riding as we can. The weather has still been a little wet but we have gotten in some nice rides through the "Hills". We are only 4 weeks away from the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally and are looking forward to spending our days off checking out the crowds there. We usually just do a lot of "people watching" and always see some sights that you just don't see anywhere else. What an adventure! :-) I'll keep you all posted.


  1. Sorry I missed you guys when you came by on Monday. We wish now we would have went to Crazy Horse to work. No more private campgrounds for us. Think we will just hang out in MO and visit family and friends we have not been here for almost a year. See you down the road..

  2. When we were in the Black Hills last year, I was surprised to see just how many bikes are always touring the area. But then the roads and vistas are spectacular.

  3. Oh my, not sure I would want to be in the area during Sturgis. Would NEVER find a place to park the F350!