RockyRoo's Great Western Adventure!


Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD
Jun 8, 2012
It appears that we have unintentionally hijacked another thread so I thought it might be time to just start our own. My apologies to the Op of the other thread.

So for some background to new readers, I have been talking for a while about taking the family on a 2 week road trip from Toledo Ohio to Mt. Rushmore, and many points in between in July of 2015. Much to my surprise, some of my Midwest rally pals have jumped on board and expressed interest in joining us on a convoy across the country. I think this seems like an awesome time! [:D] That said, we are not talking about a formal rally, I just don't have the time or patience to coordinate something like that during a 2 week vacation. It's just a family vacation shared with camping buddies interested in joining us on our adventure.

One of the reasons for this particular thread is to provide those already discussing, as well as anyone interested in joining the convoy (or discussion), a convenient place to discuss things as a group. However, another reason for it to be put out here publicly is for others that have done similar trips to give us pointers and ideas on places to stop along the way, things to see, and just general tips on making the trip a success and not a disaster.

Ok, go!

highside pup

Super Active Member
Feb 26, 2012
I might be able to join the convoy! We have wanted to see the sites there and also the canyon area, I'm going to watch this!


Love 2 Camp
Jul 22, 2011
Rynderz said:
Custer SP

Custer is where we were looking at getting sites when we planned to go. Looks really nice and I believe this has an overlook to something.

I am now logged in and so excited to discuss! [:D]


Super Active Member
Oct 7, 2009
hmmm... last kiddo graduates in May 15...should be settled somewhere by June 15...I think I might be free in July 15... [:D]


retired camper
Jul 13, 2011
Great idea. Feel free to pick my brain about any spots out there that you have questions about. :)


Active Member
Jul 8, 2013
So some ideas I have picked up from Pinterest....

* Red Garter Saloon Gun Fight
* Bobkats Purple Pie Place
* Hot Springs South Dakota
* Mammoth Dig Site, Hot Springs SD
* Mt. Rushmore
* Badlands
* Custer Park
* Black Hills
* Wall Drug
* Keystone SD
* Vintage Steam Engine Keystone, SD
* Alpine Slide and Tramway Keystone, SD
* Big Thunder Gold Mine
* Baldwin Seven Locomotive
* Deadwood SD
* Corn Palace
* Roughlock Falls
* Spearfish Canyon
* Sylvan Lake
* Murdo, SD
* Ardmore SD
* Thunderhead Underground Falls


Super Active Member
Sep 3, 2012
One of the things that jumped out at me on the map was how convenient Custer SP was to a lot of the items on that list. I can do two weeks, just need to know which two by say,Thanksgiving.


Lifelong Camper
Aug 5, 2011
SE Wisconsin
No. We would be able to do full two weeks. Custer is kinda central to a lot of the sights.

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