Departure: 10:30am MT Mileage: 360 Time: 06:02 Total Miles: 6578 Total Time:145:32
Ever seen the movie "Groundhog Day"? "Historic" Keystone SD was a little like that for us. We were ready to leave; so much so, that we were willing to give back our great loaner :) Even one of the employees at Teddy's Deli (Keystone's best thing goin') shared that she wouldn't want to be in town for more than a day.
Left a message at the dealer around 8:30... then, spoke with our service rep again at 9am ~ no part yet, but would check on delivery & call back... finally at 10:00 the call came: part in & work would be complete by 11:30. WHOO-HOO! Packed out the back of the Pathfinder, loaded everybody in & headed for Rapid City SD.
Although, we would have rather been other places, we are grateful that the problem occurred where it did: not on open highway, with convenient lodging & trustworthy dealer availability & service, plus a whole host of other details... thanks for watching over us God! Picked up the van with a clean bill of health to resume our travels. Unfortunately had to go BACK to Keystone to pick up the camper!
Easily decided to three-peat @ Teddy's Deli for the road. Lunch in hand, we left for Sioux City SD. We were supposed to stay in Mitchell SD ~ home of the Corn Palace (Grandpa, remember your attempted visit?), but decided we needed to go a little further to catch up to our itinerary. Arrived 7:30pm Central time for dinner & return to our camper.
|Boys posing with the great loaner... joked with the dealer if they were baiting us to trade in the Quest :)|
|Awaiting it's own tow|
|Teddy's Deli on our horizon for breakfast, lunch & dinner|
|Check out the prairie dogs, including a unique white one, beside a service station we patronized|
|Heard of 1880's Town? Neither had we|
|Felt like we were making progress when we crossed the Missouri River|
|Back at it again!|