Monday we went to Deadwood. On our way we stopped at a little place called Boondocks. They have a lot of movie memorbilia and a diner complete with old cars out front. Deadwood is a cute town with most of their buildings from the 1880's. We had lunch at a place called the Four Aces - okay but sure wasn't Vegas. The booked a tour of Mt. Moriah cemetary and while we were waiting, Carole went and gambled and I went to the shops.
The tour of Mt Moriah was really interesting. Originally everyone was buried in town but they needed the space so they moved everyone up onto the hill. Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried there, next to each other. Our tour guide told us Wild Bill was never Sheriff in Deadwood and was shot to death about six weeks after he arrived. He and Calamity Jane were never lovers. She was a prostitute (not very successful cause she was really ugly) and drank and cussed like a man. She actually died from alcholism and asked to be buried next to Wild Bill. Apparently the rumors of them being lovers was started after his death when she would talk to reporters for free booze and she told them whatever they wanted to hear.
Drove back to the RV. The drive to Deadwood is, as usual, beautiful.
Carole and I are staying in Custer until August 15th. We've been asked to workkamp here at the campground thru the Sturgis Rally. They're shorthanded and we only have to work 21 hours a week between us for free camping, wifi, propane and laundry. Will give me a chance to see if I want to workkamp for an entire summer.
We're having problems with the Bug - keeps dying when we slow down or stop. Yesterday we called a RV repair guy cause the AC didn't seem to be cooling and found we have a big electrical problem. He immediately unplugged us and said he's try his best to get to us today. Thank God for self contained RV's.