We get to add Lubbock County to our map and we’re here for a week while I teach APPA Supervisor’s Toolkit with Hilda Cordero and Michael Nevarez for Texas Tech Facilities Management. It is 101 degrees F. More to come from Red Raider Country –
This is our first repeat stop since we started full-time, although we have stayed at Wagon Master in Sanger many times. We are ambivalent about it, we like to explore new places but we also enjoyed this park.
We saw this Raton Pass Camp and Cafe when we came through headed north but thought it might be too tight. When we were looking for places on the return trip, the park website convinced me that we could make it work. We were sure glad we did.
Six states now and that’ll hold for a while, as we work our way back to New Mexico. First, though it’s off to Denver and the APPA Annual conference. We broke up the Sioux Falls to Denver trip into three legs: to Gretna, Platte, and then Denver, or rather, Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora.
ElizaBeth was great about wanting me to continue to teach APPA Supervisor’s Toolkit, as was CAPPA, and we had planned for one at South Dakota State University since January. We wanted a really good park since she would be by herself during the day, and we had to go to Sioux Falls – but it was worth it. I drove to Brookings each day.
We originally had reservations at the Kennebec SD KOA, which runs along Medicine Creek, but they suffered a flood in May and didn’t have the park ready. New Frontier RV Park in Presho was kind enough to squeeze us in.
Five states slept in now! Because this stop was over the 4th of July, we made these reservations so far in advance that somehow I had it in my mind that we were staying at KOA. We went there, and they didn’t have a reservation for us, so I looked it up. OOOPS! Wrong park. Like always, it worked out for the best, Rapid City RV Park was on top of the ridge overlooking the city and afforded a great view of the city and area.
We got interested in the Quilt Trail and walked around most of Lusk, further stumbling upon the Stagecoach Museum. The Stagecoach Museum is in a former Wyoming National Guard Armory and houses relics from the 19th-and 20th-centuries when Lusk was a notorious cow town and busy homesteader area.