Sunday, October 2, 2011

Valentine, NE

Hello Happy Campers!! We got a late start this morning as we had to air up the Motor home tires. Should have done it when we got the oil changed. We finally left the park at 10:00 AM and hit the road for Valentine, NE. We fueled up at the Flying J in Rapid City but we probably should have waited. Diesel was 25 cents cheaper in Murdo and I should have waited. Someday I'll get some patience. We stopped for lunch at a rest area just west of Murdo and then we headed south down US 83. So far, it has been 2 lanes all the way, but with little traffic and even less road construction. Really pretty country if you like range land. We are stopped at the Fishberry RV Park 5 miles North of Valentine. Nice park with all pull-thru sites mostly level. Full hook-ups with 50A electric for $20 is pretty good. We unhooked the car and went into Valentine for dinner and to scope out a good fuel stop for the morning. We had a great dinner at the Pepper Mill restaurant. We would return if we come thru here again! Today we drove about 220 miles. This is our first driving in the motor home for 6 months, so it was a good run to get our feet wet. Tomorrow is even shorter as we will do about 190 miles to McCook, NE so as to stop and visit Regen, NE to check out some genealogy stuff on Kathy's family. Then its off into Kansas somewhere and then into Amarillo, TX for a few days. I'll try to post each evening if I have Verizon signal.


  1. Thanks for the update John, Safe Travels, I enjoy the blog and podcast
    Bob J

  2. I loved Valentine when we stayed there back in 2004. We stayed at a park called the Wacky West! There was a movie theatre in front of the park, and a rails-to-trails path alongside. Beautiful river rafting country all around. It's been on my 'I-wanna-go-back-there' list ever since. Glad to see you back on the road!