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The Weeks Before our First FMCA Convention in Gillette

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RussRanger

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Devils Tower - Wyoming

 This is how we spent our time before our first ever FMCA Convention.  We needed to fill a few weeks before we got to Gillette, Wyoming.  We visited 3 states, one of which was North Dakota, our 49th state visited.  That leaves only Alaska, which will be our destination for 3 months in the Summer of 2019.

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Needles Highway through Custer State Park in South Dakota.

We dry camped in Wind Cave National Park for a week.  The wild life was abundant and every day we added to our list.  Custer State Park which is 70,000 acres borders Wind Cave NP became our favorite state park in the USA.  We hiked and drove for days to take in the amazing sights.

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Next up was a week exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.  We stayed in Cottonwood Campground in the South unit of the park and drove on a day trip to include the North unit.  Seeing herds of Bison was great.

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We also enjoyed the burros and wild horses.

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Our next stop was at Devils Tower in Wyoming.  The campground at this National Monument is right under the shadow of the Tower.  An amazing night sky and a great hike around the Tower were the highlights for us.

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The view from our campground.

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The view back down to our camp site from up on the Tower hike.

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Not my friend.

Fortunately this guy did not visit our campsite.  As a Ranger I would have been obligated to beat him with a stick.  I hate snakes.

We are enjoying a very slow pace as we work our way West.  Our plans change every few days as we find new things to see,.

We will spend six days in Gillette, Wyoming at a Family Motor Coach Convention.  It's just us and 1,600 other RV's.  We'll be attending great seminars on the RV'ing life.  It's hard to choose from the 150 classes, but we both look forward a good week of learning.

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Eva is loving life on the road.  She has learned to sit up like a Prairie Dog.  She would sit with her head out the window and listen to them talk.  Every time we would see a colony we would have to pull over so that she could listen.

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Eva's new BFF.

Life is good for the wandering Ranger's.

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