Heading west from Lake Thompson it was an easy jog into DeSmet to replenish our food supply at Maynard’s Foods before continuing our journey. It’s a great small town full service grocery offering everything we need without too many choices and very friendly service to boot. Then we hit the backroads of South Dakota heading west and south. Once back on I-90 we paused at the Chamberlain Rest Area and had two pleasant surprises, a very well done Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and overlooking the Missouri River, the sculpture Dignity, a tribute to the Lakota and Dakota peoples, dedicated September 2016, since our last visit to the area in July 2014. On the other side of the river we made our usual lunch stop at Al’s Oasis and as usual we got Bison Burgers but this time instead of fries we got a yummy Turkey Noodle Soup and saved enough room to be able to share a slice of Apple Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream. At the Kennebec, South Dakota, KOA which we chose purely for its eminently convenient location, we got into a conversation with Heather, a current Roadtrek owner that we remembered as a neighbor of ours at the 2014 teardrop gathering at Atwood when she was traveling with her Ladybug T@B! The evening was not without incident, we weathered a bit of a hailstorm, welcome to summer in the Dakotas!

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