On Saturday we moved from Americas Mailbox campground to Ellsworth Air Force Base FamCamp. We traveled a whopping 3 miles (east on I-90) after topping off the diesel tank at Flying J which is right next to Americas Mailbox on exit 61. As I mentioned in my last post – the campground loops at the FamCamp were full but they have room at their “overflow” lot for $10. The “overflow” lot is located separate from the FamCamp. It’s a few miles at the back of the base and has 30 Amp electric but no water or sewer. That works for us, especially at that price.
Here we are parked in a row with the other rigs at the “overflow” lot on the back side of Ellsworth AFB.
We hung around the Air Force Base (AFB) on Saturday and visited the Post Exchange (PX), or Base Exchange (BX) as it’s called on an AFB.
On Sunday, we jumped into the Silverado and headed north on I-90…
we turned west at Sturgis on 14A until we reached the town of Deadwood, SD some 50 miles later…
We spent the whole day just wandering around town checking things out on this lazy Sunday.
We enjoyed dinner in a courtyard with live entertainment.
We also visited a miniature railroad set up in the basement of one of the shops. Kaan really enjoyed watching the train go around.
Click HERE for more info on this miniature railroad.
If you’re ever in Deadwood, be sure to check out this attraction. You have to appreciate all the work that goes into these… and best of all it’s practically free. Donations are accepted and it costs $1 to make the train start moving.
Deadwood was nice, and we only left $40 at the slot machines 🙂 Unfortunately, we missed the daily gunfight that takes place on the main street because it was Sunday – the only day of the week they don’t do the show.
We left Deadwood and took the scenic route towards Lead. Then we took 385 through the Black Hills to get to 44, and then through downtown Rapid City until we got back on I-90 for the remaining 5 mile drive to Ellsworth AFB again. About 75 miles for the return trip, (125 miles for the day).
That’s all for now…