August 23 – drive from home to South Dakota

Thursday, August 23rd

We started a one month vacation.  We plan to drive through South Dakota, stay at Yellowstone 4 nights, drive through Montana and Idaho, and stay at Seattle for 4 nights.  Josiah will attend the Pax gaming conference in Seattle then fly home.  We will then slow down through Oregon, then go home through northern California, Utah, and Colorado.

First we took Josiah to Maple Woods where he attended his Calculus class.  On the first day we drove 658 miles – to get up to South Dakota and half way across it.  Then for the next couple of days we can slow down a little to see the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, and Black Hills.

We stayed at the Oasis campground in Chamberlain, SD, just west of the MO river in South Dakota.

Reading/Listening: We listened to the Audible book “Brilliance of the Moon: Tales of the Otori, Book 2“.  We also read through Titus in the Bible, marking all “Who” references and listing them on a separate page.

Meals: McD’s, Arby’s, Snacks in the camper

The weather was warm, around 90 or so.

We are pulling a 2011 Jayco Jay Flight 24FBS with a 2010 Toyota Tundra.

Toyota and Jayco
This is the truck and trailer we are traveling with.
MO River
Missouri River at highway I-90 in SD, near Chamberlain.